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Horse Adoption Part 1: Before You Adopt

September 01, 2011

Adoption is often an attractive alternative to buying; however, it requires a serious human commitment. ... Read More

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Horse Adoption Part 2: The Transition Period

September 01, 2011

After completing the adoption process & bringing your new horse home, help him adjust to his new surroundings.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Spring and Summer

April 25, 2011

How your horse's body adapts to exercising and how he acclimates to spring and summer weather conditions. ... Read More

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Vaccinations for Horses

April 11, 2011

This four-part series on vaccines discusses how vaccines work, efficacy, approval process and storage.... Read More

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Avoiding 'Feed Founder'

March 02, 2011

For some horses, you can reduce feed, farrier, and vet bills in one fell swoop, including laminitis risks.... Read More

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Ulcers... For Life?

February 17, 2011

Proper management and prevention methods can help your horse remain ulcer-free.... Read More

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Ammonia: Out of My Barn!

February 14, 2011

Ammonia buildup can affect a horse’s respiratory health & performance, but it is preventable.... Read More

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Winterizing Your Horse's Feet

December 20, 2010

Cold, mud, snow, and ice present challenges to the health of your horse’s feet. Prepare your horse for winter.... Read More

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Hoof Care Facts and Fiction

October 31, 2010

This second installment of our farriery series focuses on some common hoof care misconceptions from owners.... Read More

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The Farrier's Role in Horse Hoof Care

July 13, 2010

Regular maintenance along with good management by owners can keep most horses sound throughout their lives.... Read More

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Lyme Disease in Horses: Facts and Fallacies

June 17, 2010

Lyme disease is widely considered the most important insect-borne bacterial infection in North America.... Read More

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Beat Botulism

March 23, 2010

Botulism is largely avoidable, but if your horse encounters it, immediate ve... Read More

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Odd Posture to Poop

January 28, 2010

Q: I have a 9-yr-old gelding who holds his body in a strange position while defecating...... Read More

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Nonsurgical Joint Therapies

January 28, 2010

Nonsurgical therapies for treating joints have come a long way in recent years, and they’re advancing daily.... Read More

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Muscles, Tendons, & Ligaments

January 28, 2010

A horse's motion is achieved from the highly integrated interaction between muscles, tendons, and ligaments.... Read More

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Equine Skeletal System

January 28, 2010

The horse’s skeleton is a remarkable system of various bone types that dictate a horse’s conformation.... Read More

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The Horse's Digestive System

January 28, 2010

Brush up on your knowledge about how the horse's digestive tract functions.... Read More

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Guided Tour: Horse Hoof Anatomy

January 28, 2010

As a horse owner/caretaker, knowing hoof anatomy can help you bring them back from lameness more quickly. ... Read More

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Foal With Hoof Problems

January 28, 2010

Dr. Stephen O'Grady addresses a reader's question about a foal with a recently developed club foot.... Read More

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Traveling Legally

January 28, 2010

Make sure you meet paperwork requirements before shipping horses, whether across oceans or state lines.... Read More

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Weighty Issues

November 25, 2009

Owners can lower equine obesity by replacing grain rations with a fiber-rich, low-carbohydrate diet. ... Read More

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Breathing, Stride, and Jumping Performance

June 02, 2009

Give your horse a boost in performance with a little more consideration to its airways.... Read More

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Botulism: A Perfect Killer

March 03, 2009

Horses are highly susceptible to botulism toxins; vaccination and feed/water management are key to prevention.... Read More

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Emergency Foal CPR

February 12, 2009

Performing the “A-B-C-Ds” of resuscitation might help save your foal’s life while waiting for the vet.... Read More

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