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A leaky gut allows undesirable molecules into your horse’s body. Here, we highlight nutrients important to gastrointestinal tract (GIT) barrier function and health, including specific amino and fatty acids. A …

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How to rehabilitate overgrown hooves

Overgrown hooves are a common problem in rescue horses that have not been cared for properly. If you have adopted such a horse, here’s what can be done to fix …

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Injuries happen, and getting your horse back into work as soon as possible depends on implementing and carrying through with a good rehabilitation program. Whether you’re the new owner of …

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Wound care for your horse

Accidents can and do happen — these basic wound care tips for treating your horse will help you be better prepared.  Injuries, wounds and lacerations can be frightening for both …

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Muscle soreness in horses

Is your horse suffering from primary or secondary muscle soreness? Learn the difference between the two, know what signs to look for, and what the treatment options are. Many of …

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One Planet, One Health – human, equine and ecosystem wellness

When we consider the connections between human, equine and ecosystem health, a more holistic, integrated understanding of wellness emerges. The “One Health” approach is gaining momentum in veterinary medicine and …

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How riding surfaces impact the hoof

Your horse’s hooves are resilient and adaptable, and can handle varied riding surfaces – as long as you pay proper attention to basic hoof care, conditioning and a balance between …

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Equine leaky gut syndrome – part 1

A leaky gut allows undesirable molecules into your horse’s body, adversely affects her nutrient absorption, causes inflammation, and may seriously impair her bodily functions. Does your horse seem “off”? Perhaps …

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Special Report: Ticks & lyme disease in the equine

Caused by ticks, Lyme disease can have serious consequences for your horse. Protect him by arming yourself with the latest information. Lyme disease (LD) has been on our radar for …

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Complementary therapies for equine allergies

Equine allergies present a complex problem. Fortunately for your horse, a multi-pronged holistic approach can treat the underlying cause. Allergies are a manifestation of an out-of-balance immune system. A healthy …

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