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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

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Olympic Transport

July 01, 2000

How would you like to have a dozen or so concise, easy-to-understand pages put together as a how-to of keeping your horse healthier and what to do before, during, and after you load your horse in a trailer and ship him? Include some... Read More

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Arthritis Pain Management

July 01, 2000

Yes, we have treatments that can assist certain types of arthritic conditions, but when it comes to the nasty stuff--chronic arthritis--cures still are elusive, with pain management offering only varying degrees of success dependant on the severity... Read More

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N.M. Fire Rescues

July 01, 2000

The Los Alamos, N.M., wildfire that blazed during most of May not only ravaged the homes of residents, but also affected the lives of many horses.

The fire, which was deliberately set May 4 by the U.S. Park service, grew out of control and... Read More

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$5,000 'Quest' For The Best In The New Millenium

July 01, 2000

The nomination deadline is rapidly approaching for the "$5,000 'Quest' for the Best" at the 3rd annual NAERIC Ranch Horse Classic Competition and Sale Saturday, October 21, 2000. The competition starts at 1:00 p.m., followed by the Auction Sale... Read More

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First International Jumping Competition In Armenia

July 01, 2000

The first international jumping competition in ten years was held in the Armenian Capital of Yerevan July 7-9, 2000. Riders joined in a friendly international competition held in the Yerevan Equestrian Centre, which is slowly being renovated... Read More

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Johnson Wins German Driving Event

July 01, 2000

Tucker Johnson from Oldwick, NJ, beat a field of 36 competitors to win the four-in-hand driving competition CAI-4 Riesenbeck in Germany, June 29-July 2. It is the first time a US driver has won a four-in hand competition in Europe. Johnson was... Read More

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Sports Therapy Conference

July 01, 2000

 Rochester (NH) Equine Clinic will hold its Third Annual Conference on Current and Adjunctive Therapies in Sports Medicine, September 28-29, 2000. Topics include Soft Tissue Injuries: Tendons, Ligaments, and Wounds. The conference will be... Read More

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Researching the Equine Embryo

June 23, 2000

Scientists are viewing the details of the equine embryo at stages of early development for the first time.... Read More

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Common Problems and Their Signs: Part Two

June 01, 2000

In the April issue, the cover story began our study of common problems that can affect your horse. Those included the oral cavity, eyes, GI system, and respiratory system. The abilit... Read More

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Problem Behaviors in Pastures

June 01, 2000

I recently purchased a 4-year-old gelding. He is extremely aggressive toward my other gelding in the pasture, and I'm unable to turn them out together. I am able to turn the horse out with my pony mare and pony gelding, but he... Read More

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Alternative Therapies: Quality or Quackery?

June 01, 2000

In spite of (or perhaps because of) the ongoing debate about the merits of chiropractic, acupuncture, and other "alternative" treatments, these and other modalities are exploding in popularity. First embraced by human medicine, methods ranging from... Read More

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Selecting an Alternative Practitioner

June 01, 2000

Let's say you decide to give an alternative therapy a try. How do you find a competent practitioner? We know which ones you'd rather have work on your horse, so we'll give you some tips for finding the qualified people and avoiding... Read More