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Frankie's Recovery

We"d Love to Own horse Frankly Zippin overcame major tendon problems to become a winner in the Western pleasure arena.

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Wounds: Nightmare or Nuisance?

Learn how to tell the difference between a surface wound and a severe laceration?and what steps you should take when your horse is wounded.

FDA-Approved Products Provide Peace of Mind for Horse Owners

April Knudson, DVM, answers a question about the importance of using equine drugs that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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EEE Causing Concern Nationwide

As the number of horses testing positive for the mosquito-born Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) increases, health officials in several states are warning owners to take special care.

Preventing Dehydration

To ensure that your horse remains healthy, learn to effectively replace the water and electrolytes.

To help ward off colic, provide your horse with daily exercise through riding, or turnout, to increase his intestinal motility and keep him in a good frame of mind. | H&R file photos

Colic Prevention Checklist

Keep your horse as safe as possible from this potential killer with our colic-prevention checklist.

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Founder Factors in Three Horses

Learn how founder risk is managed in three real-world examples.

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Lower Your Horse's Risk of Laminitis

More on reducing your horse's founder and laminitis risk, from the editors of Horse & Rider magazine.

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Plain Facts on Heat Stroke

When you understand conduction, convection, and evaporation, cooling your horse makes sense.

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New Cancer Treatment

Research into a new treatment for periocular squamous cell carcinoma shows great promise.

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Potomac Horse Fever Risks

Though the nickname reflects its origins, this disease has spread nationwide. Find out if your horse is at risk.

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Pressure, Then Reward

Learn about positive reinforcement and reward training for your horse with top trainer John Lyons

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EquiSearch's Ask the Vet: Horse Won't Canter

In this edition of EquiSearch's Ask the Vet, Dr. Joyce Harman offers ideas on what type of pain could be preventing a horse from cantering and galloping.

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Tying-Up Syndrome

Tying up in horses is characterized by muscle stiffness and pain, sweating, blowing, trembling, reluctance to move, and often discolored urine (brown) that's triggered by exercise. Tying up results when the energy supply to perform these functions is insufficient.

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Fighting Infections with Antibiotics

With the increasing threat of new super bugs, consider using antibiotics to treat infections in your horse

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Cough, Sneeze, Wheeze: Managing Equine Seasonal Allergies

A few ways to manage seasonal respiratory allergies in horses.

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Who's at Risk for Laminitis?

Is your horse a candidate for the potentially deadly disease laminitis?