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Health Scheduling

August 01, 2000

For first-time horse owners, getting a new horse can border on the overwhelming. You have to find a suitable boarding barn or create adequate stabling on your own property and buy tack, grooming equipment, cooling sheets and/or blankets. Yo... Read More

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Feeding Sick Horses

August 01, 2000

Feeding a healthy horse is one thing; most of us have a pretty good understanding of what works and what doesn't. But feeding a horse who's sick, injured, or recovering from surgery is another.... Read More

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Skin Problems During the Summer

August 01, 2000

Skin problems in horses are some of the most frustrating disorders to manage for both owner and veterinarian. Skin problems can disfigure a horse, and even can cause unsoundness. In addition, many skin diseases, such as allergies, hav... Read More

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False Pregnancy

August 01, 2000

It is a frustrating condition. Even though a mare is not pregnant, her body tells her that she is, and all of her reproductive systems react accordingly. She does not come into heat, and her body begins preparations for housing and nourishing a... Read More

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MSPCA Prevention, And More

August 01, 2000

One goal of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) is to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for all animals in need. The group also is in the business of educating owners, and they specifically are working t... Read More

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Headshaking in Horses

August 01, 2000

Your favorite horse is tacked up and ready for your daily ride. You mount up, and as soon as you begin warming up in your outdoor ring, he starts tossing his head and sneezing. The sneezing eventually stops, but every time you... Read More

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Pennsylvania Bill Opposition

August 01, 2000

Pending in the Pennsylvania Senate is a bill that will allow the transportation to slaughter of a horse which is able to stand and bear weight on only three legs and walk unassisted. The original bill allowed the shipment of horses which could... Read More

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McPhail Center Opens

August 01, 2000

On June 7, understanding of the movement of a horse made significant strides with the opening of the Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center at Michigan State University (MSU). This 18,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will allow to... Read More

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Priming for Trailer Emergencies

August 01, 2000

Emergency preparedness is becoming a top priority in the agenda of many horse owners. Rescue and emergency response organizations are responding to the need of educating those working with horses so that individuals will be ready to deal with th... Read More

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USET Announces Show JumpinTeam For 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

August 01, 2000

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) announced its four-rider show jumping squad for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games following the completion of the second phase of selection trials at Oaks/Blenheim in San Juan Capistrano, CA and The Del Mar... Read More

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Equine Skin Problems and Causes

August 01, 2000

Skin is a horse's largest organ, and it's the only organ that an owner can examine in its entirity and monitor on a daily basis. The skin not only acts as a barrier to outside insults, but protects a horse's internal structures, allows the... Read More

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Competition

July 01, 2000

Competition season is in full swing, and those who don't compete actively are gearing up for those weekend and week-long trail rides. Most kids are out of school by now, and the breeding season is winding down. Longer days and warmer nights are... Read More

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Equine Physical Therapy

July 01, 2000

How does Physical Therapy relate to horses and to veterinary medicine? According to Haussler, the veterinary community can learn a lot from physical therapists about taking a proactive approach to equine rehab.... Read More

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Bar Shoes

July 01, 2000

Once regarded as pretty radical, bar shoes now are experiencing something of a renaissance. In particular, egg bar shoes are being fitted to more feet now more than ever before-even those belonging to horses in high-intensity athletic careers,... Read More

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Long in the Tooth

July 01, 2000

Old age treats some horses better than others. Many continue to lead happy, healthy lives well into their 30s--a little slower, maybe, with some loss of muscle tone or a bit of a swayback, but otherwise in good flesh and good spirits until... Read More

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Shop The Used Trailer Lot

July 01, 2000

Truck, auto, boat, plane--buying used saves money. A pre-owned horse trailer also can offer economy over a new one. To bring home the best buy, learn how to evaluate the condition of a secondhand trailer.

You might find the right... Read More

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How Much Bute Is Too Much?

July 01, 2000

My veterinarian recently prescribed "Bute" when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He advised a specific dosage, but I wonder if I could be helping my horse more by increasing the amount of Bute or giving it to him more often.... Read More

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Helping Your Horse through Its Golden Years

July 01, 2000

Fortunately for our nation's horse population, interest in equine geriatrics among veterinarians and researchers has been increasing. As a result, it has been found that not only do senior horses have different preventive care... Read More

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Heads Up! Loose Horse!

July 01, 2000

Here we go again! California is trying to pass legislation that on the surface "appears" to be a good thing, but, in reality, will cause harm to our horses. It got through the Assembly without anyone in the horse industry knowing much about what... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: What Can They Tell You?

July 01, 2000

A prepurchase exam is not a guarantee of future soundness. A veterinarian can tell you if a horse is sound at that moment, point out evidence of past problems, and show you areas that have the potential to cause problems in the future.... Read More

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Adoption Organizations: Charity Begins With Homework

July 01, 2000

If you're in the equine industry, you can't help but know about the many groups that struggle daily to save horses and give them new lives in better homes. You see their ads in local horse magazines, get their pleas for contributions in the mail... Read More

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Mystery Solved: Guttural Pouches

July 01, 2000

What an amazing athletic machine is the horse. Few other animals of similar size and bulk manage to move with such efficiency, grace, and sheer speed. But despite our having worked side by side for... Read More

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Fescue Toxicosis And Treatment

July 01, 2000

When tall fescue first arrived in the United States during the 1940s, it was considered a wonder grass. It was easy to establish, it yielded a good amount of forage, it was tolerant of a wide range of management regimens, and it could handle a... Read More

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Lyme Disease in Horses

July 01, 2000

Lyme disease might not be the most prevalent equine disease you face with your horses, but it does exist, and it can seriously impact a horse's health. And that's not all. Although documented cases of Lyme disease in horses are relatively rare,... Read More

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New Directions In Deworming

July 01, 2000

For a long time, parasitologists recommended that horse owners utilize the same deworming program for all of their horses on a routine and regular basis. And why not? It was an efficient and easy method of parasite control. Now, parasitologists... Read More