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Why Having Room to Move is So Important, Not Only For Your Show Horse, but All Horses

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Why Having Room to Move is So Important, Not Only For Your Show Horse, but All Horses

The horse’s large size helps him build bone mass simply by moving. Inactivity can make horses’ bones porous, potentially leading to fractures when only a slight demand is placed on them.

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Is Your Horse’s Feed Safe to Consume?

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Is Your Horse’s Feed Safe to Consume?

If the feed is milled at a plant that also manufactures livestock feed containing ionophore, there’s a risk it could possibly be fatal to your horse.

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12-Week Online Course on Equine Growth and Development

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12-Week Online Course on Equine Growth and Development

The course will also consist of video interviews with experienced industry breeders; along with video demonstrations of preparing for semen collection and new technological advances such as embryo transfer.

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Protect Your Four-Legged Furry Friends From Hidden Household Hazards

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Protect Your Four-Legged Furry Friends From Hidden Household Hazards

Along with chocolate, onions, and avocados, the AVMA also recommends keeping the following out of your pet’s diet: grapes/raisins, salt, garlic, macadamia nuts, coffee grounds, yeast dough, fatty foods, tea, alcohol, and chewing gum, candy, and breath fresheners containing xylitol.

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Travel Precautions For Equine Vesicular Stomatitis

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Travel Precautions For Equine Vesicular Stomatitis

The summer heat and bugs create a melting pot for equine viruses to keep travelers from enjoying the summer and horse events. This year, equestrians are faced with Equine Vesicular Stomatitis.

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Relief For Tying Up and Tiring Out in Horses

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Relief For Tying Up and Tiring Out in Horses

For many horse owners, the question is often not if their horses will “tie up” but when. The range can be from mild occurrences of about once per year to severe cases with repeated incidents after exercise or stress.

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Equestrian Exercise Series #3: Working Out Your Core

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Equestrian Exercise Series #3: Working Out Your Core

“The abdominal muscles keep the upper and lower body connected,” explains Brant. “If there is a weak link, it will be harder to keep the chest and shoulders steady and the legs from moving incorrectly and potentially miscuing the horse.”

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Potomac Horse Fever: True or False?

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Potomac Horse Fever: True or False?

PHF is caused by bites from various insects.
False!

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10 Tips for Safe Summer/Fall Pet Travel

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10 Tips for Safe Summer/Fall Pet Travel

If something should happen to your pet en route or at your destination, it is important to be able to find a veterinarian quickly. A great resource is the AVMA’s MyVeterinarian.com, where you can search vets by zip code or city/state.

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Youth World Prep: “Riders, Drop Your Stirrups”

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Youth World Prep: “Riders, Drop Your Stirrups”

There is a moment in every equitation or horsemanship class that most competitors dread. The announcer’s call for riders to drop their stirrups will come to the dismay of those who haven’t properly prepared, however, it’s often met with a unanimous cheer of approval from the audience.

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