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Ulcers... For Life?

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

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Ammonia: Out of My Barn!

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

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Winterizing Your Horse's Feet

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

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Hoof Care Facts and Fiction

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

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The Farrier's Role in Horse Hoof Care

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

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Lyme Disease in Horses: Facts and Fallacies

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

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Beat Botulism

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

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Traveling Legally

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

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Foal With Hoof Problems

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

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Guided Tour: Horse Hoof Anatomy

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

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The Horse's Digestive System

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

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Equine Skeletal System

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

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Muscles, Tendons, & Ligaments

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

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Nonsurgical Joint Therapies

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

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Odd Posture to Poop

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

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Weighty Issues

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

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Breathing, Stride, and Jumping Performance

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

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Botulism: A Perfect Killer

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

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Keeping Financial Records: For The Record

Tame that pile of unorganized paperwork through the year to optimize the horse and farm ownership experience.

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Fields and Fences

There's a whole lot more to grazing management than simply turning your horses out when the pastures green up.

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Barn-O-Matic

The latest models of automated waterers and feeders can take some of the work out of horsekeeping...

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Environmentally Friendly on the Farm

Becoming environmentally friendly in your barn practices is as easy as managing manure, pastures & resources.

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Good Barn Keeping

Careful horse barn planning and regular maintenance can mean a longer-lasting structure that’s more efficient.

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Emergency Foal CPR

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

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