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massage


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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massage therapy

Arthritis doesn’t just affect your horse’s joints. Because he compensates in other areas of his body as well, pain and discomfort can occur there too. Here is how massage therapy …

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Navigating equine health industry regulations

Equine health professional laws and regulations vary widely depending on where you live, and that makes it difficult to determine who can practice which therapies. Here are some general guidelines and …

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Back to school: acupressure and massage for horses

The Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage is giving animal lovers the opportunity to pursue their dream jobs. In 2003, Lisa Speaker’s basset hound, Betty, started her on …

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Dr. Hannah Mueller, DVM is a 2004 graduate of Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She strives to provide the best care possible for her patients and believes her …

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hydrotherapy for horses

Understanding why and how this simple yet effective therapy works. For many years, veterinarians, trainers and other equine enthusiasts have used water as a therapy for sore limbs and muscle …

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relaxation techniques

Most of us associate the word “sedative” with chemicals. Here are some alternative relaxation tips and techniques to try when your horse gets over-excited or stressed. Most of us feel …

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horse stretching

The long winter months can leave your horse feeling tight and stiff. A good stretching routine can help keep him limber. Who doesn’t enjoy a good stretch? You feel every …

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back injury

Does your horse pin his ears when you saddle him? Is he difficult to get moving? His behavior may be justified if his back hurts! If you’ve been around horses …

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tendon injury horse

Learn how to discover, treat and prevent common tendon injuries in your equine athlete. If you have a performance horse, you probably know that tendon and ligament strains and sprains …

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