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Afghanistan Army Veteran Appointed to Saratoga WarHorse Program to Assist Veterans With Equine-Assisted Experiences

Afghanistan Army Veteran Appointed to Saratoga WarHorse Program to Assist Veterans With Equine-Assisted Experiences

Since 2011, Saratoga WarHorse has assisted veterans experiencing invisible, psychological wounds as a result of their military service by providing an equine-assisted experience that initiates empowering life changes. Saratoga WarHorse aspires to be an integral part of the solution to the growing problem of veteran suicides, post-traumatic stress and other barriers to veterans leading happy, healthy lives. With no cost to veterans, the program is covered by the generosity of grateful citizens. Available to veterans from anywhere in the United States, the program serves veterans from any branch of service, no matter when or for how long they served.

Effect of Insulin on the Hoof Laminae

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Effect of Insulin on the Hoof Laminae

Most cases of laminitis are associated with metabolic disturbances – often involving elevated blood levels of insulin. How the hyperinsulinaemia results in laminitis is not fully understood. One possible mechanism has been identified in a recent study that showed that insulin weakens the structural integrity of equine lamellae.

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So You Think You Can Be a Judge? 11.5 Hours of Trail Later…

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So You Think You Can Be a Judge? 11.5 Hours of Trail Later…

“The last run is just as important as the first, even with 160 Trail goes! None of this would be possible without a good scribe, I can’t emphasize that enough. Of course, everyone makes mistakes. The art is in trying to minimize error. The good scribes will split your ties and keep you aware of your top scores. They are life savers!”

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Changing Landscape of Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases

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Changing Landscape of Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases

“There are a lot of ways that a tick like the exotic one found in New Jersey can hitch a ride on livestock and get over here, then when they’re in, they’re in.”

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Everything You Need to Know About Electrolytes

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Everything You Need to Know About Electrolytes

Horses with insufficient electrolyte concentrations in their body are at risk for earlier onset of fatigue and therefore have less stamina. Electrolyte supplements can help replace these losses for quicker recovery times and consistent performance.

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Equine Lameness For the Layman

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Equine Lameness For the Layman

With hundreds of illustrations, dozens of charts, and in-depth explanations, EQUINE LAMENESS FOR THE LAYMAN provides readers a complete course in observing, identifying, and decoding equine lameness. To further clarify important points and lessons in training the human eye to recognize equine lameness, over 100 video case studies are referenced throughout and can be accessed with a simple scan of your smartphone.

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Can Horses Learn From Other Horses On TV?

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Can Horses Learn From Other Horses On TV?

Most film is displayed in 24 frames per second (measured in fps/hz), which is the minimum, or critical flicker fusion (CFF), that appears to flow realistically to humans. No research has been done on the CFF of horses, but the CFF of sheep seems to be over 80 hz (Ezra-Elia et al. 2014), and it’s commonly known dogs require 70 hz, cats 100 hz. This means that normal human TV is too slow to make sense to our companion animals, and appears in a “picture, black screen, picture” sequence.

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Is Towing a Horse Trailer with Cruise Control Safe?

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Is Towing a Horse Trailer with Cruise Control Safe?

The towing capacity of a vehicle in relation to the total weight (GVW) of the trailer it is pulling will make a difference in how well cruise control will perform on grades and hills.

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Equitopia Releases Part 4 in Subtle Lameness Series: Rehabilitating the Lame Horse: Mind, Body, and Spirit

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Equitopia Releases Part 4 in Subtle Lameness Series: Rehabilitating the Lame Horse: Mind, Body, and Spirit

“After an injury, a horse’s body adapts to pain by altering its posture and gait. The longer a horse is lame, the greater the likelihood that the horse habitually move in a compensatory way.”

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“Ride With A Pro” at Equine Affaire

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“Ride With A Pro” at Equine Affaire

Equine Affaire’s Ride With A Pro initiative offers riders of all skill levels the chance to interact with top horsemen and horsewomen, including general trainers Clinton Anderson, Mark Rashid, Brandi Lyons, and Tik Maynard as well as discipline-specific experts Lynn Symansky (eventing), Jeff Cook (hunter/jumper), Jan Ebeling and Silke Rembacz (dressage), Paul Humphrey (barrel racing), Tom Chown (western horsemanship, showmanship), Muffy Seaton (driving), Mark Bolender (mountain trail), Marcie Morey (gaited horses), Steve Edwards (mules), Heidi McLaughlin (overcoming fear), and more.

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