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Winter Care for Arthritic Horses

Here are ways to keep an older horse with creaky joints more comfortable in cold weather. READ MORE


When Your Horse's Neck Hurts

Your horse's neck plays a critical role in his balance. Here are some tips for identifying injury or discomfort there. READ MORE


When to Let Nails Be

It's natural to want to remove a nail or other object that has punctured your horse's hoof, but it is not always the best first response. READ MORE


Comeback from withers injury

by Christine Barakat An unusual injury to the withers casts doubt on the future of an easygoing gelding. READ MORE


How to Interpret Your Horse's Head Bobs

How a horse's head bobs up and down can be an important clue to lameness. Here's how to read what you see. READ MORE


Physical Causes of Canter Lead Problems

When your horse won't pick up the correct lead, poor training isn't usually to blame. READ MORE


Is Your Stumbling Horse Neurologically Impaired?

Try these two simple tests to tell if your horse's simple stumble is a sign of something much worse. READ MORE


Harnessing the Power of DMSO

by Heather Smith Thomas Is DMSO a miracle drug or dangerous toxin? Here's everything you need to know about using the power of DMSO safely and effectively. READ MORE


Uncovering a Case of Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy

by Debby DeHart A kind mare turns into a grouch, sending her owner on a long journey to eliminate a list of causes for her sour behavior. READ MORE


An Inspiring Recovery from Two Hoof Injuries

by Dorothy Stephenson After sustaining two severe hoof injuries as a yearling that threatened both his soundness and his life, a gelding named Fritz defies the odds of recovery. READ MORE


Hind-Leg Hitch or Hind-Leg Lameness?

Is your horse's posture a sign of hind-leg lameness or is he simply taking a break? Here's how to tell. READ MORE


Do Sidebones Cause Lameness in Horses?

A farrier and hoof expert explains how laminitis is a more likely culprit in this case of lameness than sidebone. READ MORE


The hows and whys of lameness exams

In this article from EQUUS Magazine, equine veterinarian Melinda Freckleton, DVM, explains her lameness exam protocol and discusses some of the questions and challenges owners will be faced with as they tackle their horse's lameness issues. READ MORE


Fall Laminitis Alert

The risk of laminitis in the spring---when horses graze lush new pasture grass---is well understood, but fewer people are aware that cases of this devastating hoof condition also spike in the fall. READ MORE


Breazy's Amazing Recovery

Watch the mare featured in March 2011's Case Report go through her paces at a dressage clinic 27 months after her devastating tendon injury. READ MORE


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