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Abnormal equine posture

Understanding abnormal equine posture and how rehabilitation intervention can help. Why should we care about posture in horses? Because posture affects the complex interactions of the brain, muscles, nerves and …

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Honey for equine wound management

Honey isn’t just good to eat – it has great wound-healing properties for humans and horses alike! Bees manufacture honey as a way to store sugar-rich nectar harvested from flowering …

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Therapeutic taping

Therapeutic taping can help your equine through rehabilitation, training and injury prevention. You’ve probably seen horses with colorful tape applied to their bodies, either in pictures or at your barn. …

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Whole body vibration therapy

Vibration therapy is a new trend in the equine world. If you’ve ever seen a horse standing on one of these large vibrating platforms, or perhaps tried one yourself, you’ve …

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Laminitis — case study

If dealing with laminitis and founder in your horse is starting to feel hopeless, MdF’s successful rehabilitation may give you some inspiration and new ideas for helping him. Laminitis and …

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Kinesiology tape for horses

Kinesiology tape is not just for people, horses can benefit from it too. Find out how it works and where you can learn to do it yourself. Most people become familiar …

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Treating the cause of your horse's disease

Treating symptoms rather than the cause of disease may help in the short term, but can negatively affect your horse’s health in the long run. Modern technology has given us …

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Swimming as therapy for your horse

Swimming can help your equine recover faster and with less stress. Swimming is the only aerobic exercise that engages all the body’s systems without requiring the limbs to bear weight. …

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Understanding hoof physiology

You can learn a lot about your horse’s health and background just by looking at his hoof physiology. Can you really learn about your horse’s health history by looking at …

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massage therapy for performance

It’s not just for recovery and rehab! Equine massage therapy can also help your horse perform well by maintaining better health. You might think massage therapy or bodywork is just …

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