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The Supplement Dilemma – How Do We Know What Our Horses Really Need?

Photo by Kim Roe

Go down the supplement aisle in any feed store and you’ll see supplements from floor to ceiling — all promising to make your horse healthier or perform better. In the world of supplements, it’s not one-size-fits-all. In a recent survey of horse professionals and non-professionals some interesting statistics arose: 12% …

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Which Leg is Lame? Part One (of 3) – A Beginners Guide to Breaking Down What You See

Head goes down with the sound limb. Photo by Dr. Torhorst

This article is the first in a 3-part series to help horse owners see and understand where their horse is lame.   Forelimb Lameness As a veterinarian, I frequently encounter client questions as to how to evaluate lameness. In this article I’ll cover forelimb lameness and the common signs we …

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Help for Your Horse’s Winter Stiffness – Cold Weather Affects Your Horse’s Whole Body

Your horse doesn’t have to be a senior or have pre-existing problems to develop winter stiffness—although those things can certainly make it worse. While some horses may function quite well in the warmer months, they may have so much trouble with cold weather that they find themselves unable to get up …

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So, you Want to Jump in your Cavallo Boots?

By Carole Herder   Jumping is a multifaceted sport. Success requires harmonization of both horse and human bodies, individually and collectively. Rewarding when accomplished with finesse and agility. Life-threatening when uncoordinated and clumsy. Let’s look at the effect jumping has on the equine body – primarily horses’ hooves. This is …

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October 2019 Cover Story: Regenerative Laser Therapy – A Non-invasive Approach to Healing Soft Tissue Injuries

  P.E.T.S. Offers Proven New Laser Therapy By Blaine Kohl   Have you ever noticed your horse isn’t quite right? Perhaps he’s not performing at the level he once was? After a visit with the vet, you learn your horse has a soft tissue injury. In many cases rest, controlled …

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