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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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The Pregnant Mare: Nutrition For the Final Three Months

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The Pregnant Mare: Nutrition For the Final Three Months

During the first eight months of pregnancy, a mare may be fed like any other horse, with a balanced, high quality diet. But things are changing rapidly during the final three months of pregnancy.

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Have You Tried the Online Colic Risk Rater Tool?

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Have You Tried the Online Colic Risk Rater Tool?

After declaring 2013 the ‘Year of Colic Prevention,’ Equine Guelph has delivered many initiatives to help the horse owner combat colic including the release of its latest online health care tool – the Colic Risk Rater. This free, customized tool is designed for the individual horseperson to rate his/her horse’s risk of colic.

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Do You Know the Seven Holiday Plants That Can Be Poisonous to Your Four-Legged Friends?

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Do You Know the Seven Holiday Plants That Can Be Poisonous to Your Four-Legged Friends?

Here at EquineChronicle.com, we know that horses aren’t the only beloved four-legged creatures in your life. Whether you have a horse show dog or a barn cat, it might be a good idea to check out these tips to make sure that this holiday season is a happy and healthy one for your pet.

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Miniature Pony Dumped in Field With Broken Pelvis Finds a New Home For Christmas

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Miniature Pony Dumped in Field With Broken Pelvis Finds a New Home For Christmas

After a battery of tests by orthopaedic specialists at the RVC, Hamish’s vets are confident that he has a good chance of recovery and will in time be free of pain. But he has a long battle ahead of him.

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Top Tips For Safe Pet Travel

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Top Tips For Safe Pet Travel

It is recommended that you DO NOT give tranquilizers to your pet when traveling by air because it can increase the risk of heart and respiratory problems. Short-nosed dogs and cats sometimes have even more difficulty with travel. Airlines may require a signed statement that your pet has not been tranquilized prior to flying.

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Dr. Virginia Reef to Discuss “Ultrasound Examination of Fetal Well-Being in Late Pregnancy: Is My Foal at Risk?”

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Dr. Virginia Reef to Discuss “Ultrasound Examination of Fetal Well-Being in Late Pregnancy: Is My Foal at Risk?”

During the lecture, Dr. Reef will explain why a diagnostic ultrasound is critical to assessing the viability of a foal in a mare during a high-risk pregnancy. She also will discuss how veterinarians can use findings from the ultrasound to decide when and how to intervene and to prepare for complications.

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Developing Future Leaders For the Equine Industry

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Developing Future Leaders For the Equine Industry

Topics will include networking, relationship-building, decision-making strategies, building coalitions, marketing, industry management, financial and legal strategies, and the socio-economic value of the equine industry.

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