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Managing Cushing's Disease in Horses

Learn how improved management techniques are making it easier to care for your senior horse with Cushing's Disease, more correctly referred to as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).

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Coping with Arthritis in Horses

With modern medical treatments and management options, your arthritic horse can remain active longer and enjoy a better quality of life. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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Your blanketing questions answered

Wondering about fit, materials, construction or other horse blanket features? Here are some commonsense answers to all your blanketing questions.

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Stronger Travel Protections Proposed for Slaughter-Bound Horses

A proposed amendment to a U.S. Department of Agriculture regulation may halt the use of double decker trailers for horses bound for slaughter. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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Straight Talk About Colic

Here's how to reduce your horse's risk of developing serious digestive upset and increase his chances of recovery if he does.

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Track Enforces Antislaughter Policy

A Massachusetts track implements a rule prohibiting the practice of sending former racehorses to slaughter. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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The Basics of Botulism in Horses

A rare but often deadly form of poisoning, botulism must be identified quickly if a horse is to survive. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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Quick Fixes for Broken Tack on the Trail

Advice from the experts on the items to carry and how to use them to keep broken tack from ruining your trail rides.

Never Get Lost on the Trail

Follow these simple steps to get back on track if you lose your bearings on a trail outing.

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Learning About EEE

Researchers investigate how horses are infected with the eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) virus. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

A buyers guide to halters

Time for a little consumer consciousness about halters, the most commonplace piece of horse-control equipment.

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Pesticide Contamination Suspected in Deaths of Texas Horses

Contaminated feed is the likely cause for the sudden deaths of several horses in 2006.

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A New Strategy to Control EIA

Experts consider how EIA testing and greater cooperation among states can reduce costs and increase the effectiveness of efforts to protect horses. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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How horses Inherit Genetic Diseases

Learn how equine genetic diseases occur and why they are passed on tofuture generations.

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Have Your Horse Cloned

Equine cloning is now a viable option as two companies offer commercial cloning services. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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Halting HYPP in Quarter Horses

The American Quarter Horse Association restricts future registration of HYPP gene carriers. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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EQUUS Special Report: Why Soring Persists

Outlawed more than three decades ago, soring is still found at some gaited horse shows. What will it take to end this inhumane practice for good?

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The Equine Color Vision Debate

Research suggests that horses do see color, with special adjustments for the species' visual needs. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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Technology Studied for Horse Soring Protection

Gas chromatography, a new horse soring detection method, is tested.

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Preventing Colic in Horses

Here are seven vital steps, including feeding tips and parasite control, to help prevent colic in your horse. Plus, print out our colic symptom checklist to post in your barn.

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Danger in Your Horse's Grass: Fructan

If your horse is at high risk for laminitis, you'll want to learn about an increasingly prevalent plant sugar called fructan. Plus, discover pasture management tips to slow down your horse's fructan intake.

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Tour Your Horse's Teeth

Learn about your horse's teeth and what makes them uniquely suited to the fibrous equine diet. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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Report: Findlay's Equine Herpesvirus Outbreak

Equine herpesvirus outbreaks can be caused by five different strains of the virus can happen anywhere, at anytime, as the University of Findlay discovered in early 2003. Written by Jo Meszoly for EQUUS Magazine.

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Develop Model Hands

Ideal equitation varies among disciplines but good hand position is critical to effective communication between rider and horse.

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Pasture Puncture Wounds

Here's how to treat and perhaps prevent puncture wounds on turned-out horses. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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Endurance Tragedies Draw Scrutiny

Officials plan to evaluate safety and welfare of endurance horses after two died in competition at the 2002 World Equestrian Games. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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Why Equine Kidneys Rarely Fail

The equine kidneys are extremely efficient at keeping the good stuff in and shipping the bad stuff out. Written by Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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How Probiotics May Aid Digestion

Consider giving your horse probiotics to aid his digestion and help ward off colic.

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Sarcoids and Look-Alike Skin Tumors

Sarcoids are so diverse in appearance and unpredictable in "behavior" that they are easily confused with other conditions. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.

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Toxic Trees: Keep Your Horses Safe at Pasture

As great as trees are, there are a few situations where horses and trees definitely don't mix. Make sure your horse pastures don't have these toxic trees.

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Increase Turnout Safety

How does the layout of your pastures affect the safety of your herd? Content horses in well-tended surroundings rarely hurt themselves or others.