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

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

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

When wounds don't heal

by Christine Barakat To help figure out why some equine cuts, scrapes and lacerations fail to mend, an international wound-care expert has compiled a list of the top 12 healing inhibitors. READ MORE

What's at the root of insulin resistance?

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc It's long been know that obese horses are more likely to develop insulin resistance. Now we may know why. READ MORE

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

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

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

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

Keep your barn well ventilated this winter

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Resist the urge to close barn doors and windows when the weather turns cold. READ MORE

5 things that can lead repeated hoof abscesses

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Frequent hoof abscesses are a sign of a predisposing condition that needs to be addressed. READ MORE

Ride Along With The Veterinarian—Kristen E. Near, VMD | Senior Horse Health Problems

Eyes, teeth and joints: Common health problems of older horses READ MORE

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