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What to do first when your horse colicks

by Laurie Bonner
Call your veterinarian at the first signs of abdominal pain---but as you wait, take steps to keep your horse comfortable and prevent his condition from getting worse. READ MORE


What to do if your horse becomes overheated

by Laurie Bonner
When temperatures are soaring and humidity is high, even normal activities can lead to heat exhaustion. If that happens, you’ll need to take quick action to save his life. READ MORE


What to do when your horse has a puncture wound

by Laurie Bonner
They may look harmless enough on the surface, but puncture wounds can lead to serious infections and other complications. READ MORE


Protect your horse from red maple poisoning

by Laurie Bonner
If your horse eats dropped leaves from some types of maple trees, fast action will be required to save his life. READ MORE


What to do for a horse with choke

by Laurie Bonner
When your horse develops an obstruction in his esophagus, doing the wrong thing can turn a relatively minor event into a potentially life-threatening problem. READ MORE


What to do when your horse ties up

by Laurie Bonner
If your horse develops severe muscle cramping, call your veterinarian, then keep him still and comfortable until help arrives. READ MORE


Keys to Preventing Laminitis

by Laurie Bonner
It’s far better to head off this potentially crippling hoof condition than to try to treat it. Here’s what you need to know to protect your horse. READ MORE


What to do about a loose shoe

by Laurie Bonner
Schedule a visit with your farrier as soon as you notice a loose shoe. But in the meantime, you’ll want to take steps to either keep it in place or remove it. READ MORE


On watch for dog flu

by Laurie Bonner
Two strains of canine influenza are causing outbreaks across the country. But you can take steps to protect your dog. READ MORE


Probiotics Explained

by Laurie Bonner
 You’re preparing your horse for a 200-mile trailer ride to your new home. You know the trip will be stressful, but you plan to wrap his legs carefully, make sure he’s up-to-date on his... READ MORE


What probiotics can do for your horse

by Laurie Bonner
You’re preparing your horse for a 200-mile trailer ride to your new home. You know the trip will be stressful, but you plan to wrap his legs carefully, make sure he’s up-to-date on his... READ MORE


12 ways to protect your horse from laminitis

by Laurie Bonner
As researchers gain a greater understanding of the causes of this devastating foot disease, you can tailor your preventive strategies to meet your horse’s needs. READ MORE


Does your feeding program measure up?

by Laurie Bonner
Take a moment to consider whether your feeding routine still provides the right amount of nutrients and calories for your horse. READ MORE


The Wave of the Future: Shock Wave Therapy

by Laurie Bonner
Though questions remain, extracorporeal shock wave therapy shows promise in helping equine bones and ligaments heal faster. READ MORE


The Essentials of Parasite Control

by Laurie Bonner
Here's how to maximize your horse's deworming program. By Laurie Bonner for EQUUS magazine. READ MORE


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