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herbal liniments and poultice

Topical liniments and poultices have been part of the horse world for centuries, and are routinely used on the legs. But they can also make an inexpensive and healthy contribution …

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rider biomechanics

How can horses support their own weight, let alone ours? Discover the important role that biomechanics play in the rider/horse relationship. For millennia, horses have worked as our partners in …

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The facts on flax – the value of flaxseed in your horse’s diet

Flaxseed is healthy for humans, but did you know it offers the same benefits to your horse?  Flax is a versatile plant that humans have been using since ancient times. …

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Gastric Ulcers

What do we really know about equine gastric ulcers? For horse caretakers and their veterinarians, gastric ulcers are all too familiar, yet not very well understood. Recent research has revealed …

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four important things to know about laser therapy

Laser therapy for horses is a drug-free, surgery-free, non-invasive therapy that can be applied to most conditions that are painful, swollen or not healing.  Here are some things to keep …

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Equine Leaky Gut Syndrome - nutrients for a healthy gastrointestinal tract

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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PEMF therapy to treat an injured horse

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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