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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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The length and angle of your horse’s incisors must stay consistent throughout his life because they affect the TMJ and molars, which in turn impact topline and muscle mass, brain …

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Saddle fit — muscle atrophy and definition

What exactly is muscle atrophy in horses, and how does it differ from good muscle definition? Muscle atrophy occurs in a horse when an unbalanced saddle puts too much pressure …

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How your horse's bit and noseband affect his oral health

Choosing the right bit and noseband for your horse can be a process of trial and error. But it’s worth it, since how they fit affects his comfort level – …

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Equine massage for TMJ problems

An aligned and flexible temporomandibular joint is vital for your horse’s overall health, impacting his digestion, neck, back, balance and more. Massage can be a useful tool to restore proper …

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These tools have many uses but are not without their limitations. Learn the ins and outs of heart rate monitors so you can make the best decision for your horse. …

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Post-dentistry care for your horse

Depending on the procedure, post-dentistry care in horses varies from simple observation and temporary confinement to administering antibiotics and pain medication. Your equine dentist is coming to “do” your horse’s …

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choke in horses

Contrary to the name, choke does not refer to an obstruction in the trachea. It’s important to know the clinical signs of this condition, and what to do if it …

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Equine nutritional supplements: how they’re regulated

While nutritional supplements bring many benefits to our horses, we also need to ensure we can trust the products we’re using. This article explores the regulatory process in the U.S. …

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