Emily Kilby

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Glands at a Glance: A Horse's Endocrine System

Your horse's life-sustaining endocrine system works in wondrous, if little-noticed, ways.

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How to Identify Pastern Problems

Lumps below the fetlock on your horse's pastern can mean trouble. Here's how to identify irregularities on the horse's pastern and learn which are serious problems and which are merely blemishes.

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How Equine Bones Mend

Horses' bones mend with amazing success, especially with the help of modern medicine.

Swayback can occur in old horses as soft-tissue attachments slacken and muscle loses tone. |

The Truth About Swaybacks

Here are the facts about those sagging toplines in horses.

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Laminitis: The First 48 Hours

Well before laminitis stops a horse cold with excruciating hoof pain, it has already stirred up a destructive brew at the borderline between living flesh and inert hoof wall. By Emily Kilby for EQUUS magazine.

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Help for Equine Asthmatics

Summertime, and the living is far from easy for horses whose hypersensitivity to allergens in the great outdoors sets them up for serious respiratory distress--asthma rather than heaves.