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Left Out in the Cold… Protecting Our Four-Legged, Furry Friends

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Left Out in the Cold… Protecting Our Four-Legged, Furry Friends

As the temperature plummets in many parts of the country, The Humane Society of the United States sees a marked increase in the number of complaints about dogs and cats who have been left outside with no food or shelter.

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Staying Sound and Safe This Winter

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Staying Sound and Safe This Winter

Cold and still can equal stiff- Below freezing temperatures can make hibernation look tempting, but inactivity in horses can lead to many issues.

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NC State Will Host 2014 Equine Health Symposium, Feb. 8-9

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NC State Will Host 2014 Equine Health Symposium, Feb. 8-9

This event will provide attendees with the most up-to-date information on a variety of topics with a focus on laminitis and lower limb lameness.

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Do You Know How to Protect Your Horse’s Health During Single Digit Temperatures?

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Do You Know How to Protect Your Horse’s Health During Single Digit Temperatures?

People joke about “bulking up for winter,” but for horses that live outside, increasing calories is a very real need because it takes more calories to keep warm. High-quality hay is the foundation of any healthy diet, and boosting calories through an increase of the hay ration is a healthier option than increasing the grain ration.

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$50,000 Available to Researchers Studying Therapeutic Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities on Military Veterans

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$50,000 Available to Researchers Studying Therapeutic Effects of Equine-Assisted Activities on Military Veterans

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) announces an open call for proposals of research to investigate the therapeutic effects of equine-assisted activities (EEA) on military veterans experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

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Vaccines for Broodmares in Late Gestation

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Vaccines for Broodmares in Late Gestation

The goal of every breeder is to have a strong, healthy foal. Preventative health measures to ensure disease protection for the foal include vaccination boosters for the mare before she foals. These boosters are very important for the mare during pregnancy, particularly during the last 4 to 6 weeks of gestation

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As Temperatures Drop, Be Sure to Check Horse Trailer Tire Pressure

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As Temperatures Drop, Be Sure to Check Horse Trailer Tire Pressure

As temperatures cool across the country, tire pressures will decrease. Given these facts, USRider reminds equestrians and others who travel with horses to perform periodic air pressure checks on both their vehicle and trailer tires.

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Acupuncture: A Useful Treatment for Horses

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Acupuncture: A Useful Treatment for Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas A growing number of veterinarians are using non-traditional and complementary techniques in treating animals, often combining these with traditional western medicine. One of the most useful complementary modalities is acupuncture. Dr. Tia Nelson, Helena, Montana has been using acupuncture for more than a dozen years in her practice, often in conjunction […]

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Don’t Overlook the Dangers of Winter Weather For Your Four-Legged Friend

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Don’t Overlook the Dangers of Winter Weather For Your Four-Legged Friend

“Most pet owners seem to worry about their pets overheating in the summer, but tend to overlook the dangers of cold weather.”

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Make a Healthy New Year’s Resolution… For Your Pet

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Make a Healthy New Year’s Resolution… For Your Pet

It’s estimated that between 25 and 40 percent of dogs and cats and 31 percent of people in this country are overweight. Studies have found that other domesticated animals, including horses, are also prone to obesity.

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