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Hip-saving strategies

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Teaching your horse to walk calmly into his stall or through other doorways isn’t just a matter of enforcing good manners, it will reduce his risk of potentially serious injury. A horse... READ MORE


How to listen to your horse

by Sharon Wilsie Horses are asking us questions all the time, says the author of the new book, Horse Speak, and with practice you can learn to answer appropriately—and start a meaningful conversation. READ MORE


New fly repellent in the works

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc Horses bedeviled by black flies may soon find relief from an unusual source: a substance produced by badgers to ward off wasps. Technically known as a semiochemical, the substance was... READ MORE


Which bedding harbors more bacteria?

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc Bedding made of shavings from Scots pine trees—a species native to Northern Europe but also found in the United States—is much less likely to harbor bacteria than are other common... READ MORE


Origins of ambling horses traced

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc DNA analysis suggests that gaited horses were brought to Iceland from the British Isles by the Norse people. READ MORE


Nothing boring about yawning

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc The next time your horse yawns, pay attention---he could be signaling a significant change in emotions. READ MORE


High-tech boost for rainrot diagnosis

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc High-tech diagnostics may seem like overkill when dealing with common equine skin conditions, but researchers say polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology can be indispensable for... READ MORE


Beyond the forever home

by Charis Collins I train my horses to be happy, willing and generous performers so they will attract the kind of owners who will love them and take care of them for the long term. READ MORE


6 Ways to prevent winter weight loss

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM While people may worry about putting on a few extra pounds during the winter thanks to inactivity and hearty meals, cold weather tends to have the opposite effect on horses. In fact, winter... READ MORE


Albert's odd ailment

by Christine Barakat What seemed like a simple case of gastric ulcers turned out to be a rare condition that required risky surgery. READ MORE


A positive for peer pressure

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc Sometimes peer pressure is a good thing: A German study shows that riders are more likely to wear helmets and be safety conscious if their fellow equestrians have similar habits and views. In... READ MORE


TLC for pasture trees

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Take steps to protect the health of the trees in your horse's pastures. READ MORE


Can you get the flu from your horse?

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc New research suggests equine influenza virus is zoonotic. READ MORE


Learning life's lessons together

by Nancy J. Bailey Few people I’ve known have had as much capacity for empathy as my horse does. READ MORE


Surgery for a roarer

The surgery to correct laryngeal hemiplegia---roaring---is safe and effective. But it’s scary when it’s your horse under the knife. READ MORE


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