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veterinarian


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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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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laminitis

In the rehabilitation process from laminitis, things often seem to get worse before they get better. Let’s take a walk through Pepper’s journey from pasture ornament to competitive riding horse! …

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honey for wounds

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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snakebites and herbicide

An integrative approach to the detection and management of snakebites. While curiosity is often a good feature in horses, it can sometimes come back to bite them! Snakebites usually occur …

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deworming practices

Many barns still use basic rotational deworming with chemical products for parasite control. However, recent information and research is warning of parasite resistance to certain types of popular dewormers, and …

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Mineral analysis, a hairy tool for preventive health. When Gold Medalist and three-time National Dressage Competitor Shannon Peters showed her nine-year-old Grand-Prix horse Flor De Selva in 2009, she had …

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Dr. Kerry Ridgway

We were saddened to learn that renowned equine veterinarian Dr. Kerry Ridgway passed away on January 3, 2016. Dr. Ridgway practised conventional veterinary medicine for over two decades, then took …

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horse in trailer

Being in a trailer for long distances can be stressful for horses – learn how to keep your horse healthy and be prepared for any emergencies along the way. When putting …

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Balancing nutritional deficiencies can help improve her happiness and comfort. Your mare cannot help being cranky at times, especially if her body is not nutritionally balanced to suit her specific …

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