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When wounds don't heal

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.

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Manage Your Horse for Stronger Hooves

Each day brings another opportunity to help your horse grow better feet. Here’s a simple hoof building strategy you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.

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The mystery of shivers

Through a series of groundbreaking studies aided by selfless horse owners, a researcher is beginning to understand this rare but devastating neurological condition.

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Safe & Successful Comebacks

After your horse has been sidelined due to injury or illness, you need to be careful when you return him to work. Here’s how to keep him healthy and happy after four common causes of lay-ups.

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Fight Arthritis at Every Age

Arthritis typically begins to appear in middle-aged horses. However, there are steps you can take to protect your horse's joints throughout his life.

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When Your Horse Needs Electrolytes

These common minerals work together to maintain physiological equilibrium in a sweaty horse, a critical job that is surprisingly easy for you to help with.

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What's Your Laminitis IQ?

Test your laminitis knowledge with our 12-question quiz.

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How To Fit A Horse Grazing Muzzle

Whether you're managing an easy keeper or safeguarding a laminitis-prone horse, a grazing muzzle is an indispensable tool. Find out how to get the perfect fit.

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How Bad is Your Horse's Cough?

Here's how to use your ears and eyes to distinguish between benign horse coughs and signs of trouble.

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Seasonal Considerations for Cushing's Disease Tests

Seasonal considerations to take into account when testing your horse for Cushing's Disease.

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Higher Bute Doses: No Benefit But Higher Risks

A study of bute finds no benefits in higher doses, but higher risks.

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Giving Medication by Mouth

Use this simple technique to make the medicine go down with minimum fuss or mess.

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How to Wrap a Hoof Injury

Here's how to apply a hoof bandage that will stay put and keep the wound clean.

The Role of Glucose in Laminitis

New research looks at laminitis and its connection to glucose deprivation in hoof tissues.

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How to Spot Laminitis Early

Blood pressure and pulse are important early indicators of laminitis. Learning to take and interpret them when your horse is healthy can save precious time in an emergency.

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Living with Founder

Veterinarian and farrier William Moyer, DVM, offers advice for horse owners confronting the debilitating hoof condition laminitis and founder.