Tom Moates

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Tale of two mandibles

Two incidents on the same farm illustrate how well horses can recover from jaw injuries, even when the causes and treatments are very different.

5 Horse-Containment Options

Keep your equine Houdini safely in camp with these handy containment options.

Red maple leaves have three to five lobes, silver-white undersides and bright red stems. Photo © EQUUS

Red Maple Poisoning Survivor

When a pony ingests a deadly toxin, his unusually stoic nature helps him beat the odds.

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An Equine Bladder-Stone Blockage

When an affable gelding suddenly develops trouble urinating, only emergency surgery can save his life.

A Delicate Repair of a Dramatic Equine Skull Fracture promo image

A Delicate Repair of a Dramatic Equine Skull Fracture

A mare's old facial scars prompts her curious owner to investigate her past and uncover the details behind a traumatic injury.

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Chondropathy, Cictraix and a Second Career for Madonna

A permanent tracheostomy bypasses a mare's damaged airway, enabling her to show a young rider the ropes.

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A Mare Defies the Odds in Her Battle with Cancer

A mare manages to defy the odds, not once, but twice after cancer diagnosis. By Tom Moates for EQUUS magazine.