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For Safety’s Sake, Learn How to Read the Tires on Your Horse Trailer

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For Safety’s Sake, Learn How to Read the Tires on Your Horse Trailer

US Rider press release   Lexington, Kentucky- When was the last time you took a really good look at the tires on your horse trailer? While air pressure is very important, it’s not the only thing that counts when it comes to tire safety. Everything you need to know about your horse trailer tires is […]

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Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Horses Are a “Naturally Vicious” Species

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Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Horses Are a “Naturally Vicious” Species

Link and excerpt courtesy of theHorse Connecticut horse owners and enthusiasts anxiously await a Supreme Court ruling on hearings held Sept. 24, 2013, that could declare horses to be a naturally vicious species.   The implications of the decision could impact equine owners and businesses not only in Connecticut but also throughout the United States […]

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$10,000 Challenge Grant Will Support Research on Equine Programs Serving Veterans With PTSD/TBI

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$10,000 Challenge Grant Will Support Research on Equine Programs Serving Veterans With PTSD/TBI

Press release The Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Program, which serves the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, donated a $10,000 challenge grant to the Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF). This fund is designated to help address a serious and growing problem in the United States: Untreated mental health problems among returning troops. […]

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SmartPak Introduces New and Improved SmartVite Multi-Vitamins For Horses

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SmartPak Introduces New and Improved SmartVite Multi-Vitamins For Horses

Press release A horse owner survey revealed that seven out of ten horses do not get a full serving of fortified grain or complete feed. Adequate levels of vitamins and minerals are critical to the proper functioning of every major body system, including immune, digestive, nervous, circulatory, musculoskeletal, respiratory, endocrine and skin. If your horse […]

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Equine Stomach Ulcers: A Threat to Horses of All Ages

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Equine Stomach Ulcers: A Threat to Horses of All Ages

Meg Green, DVM, Manager, Merial Large Animal Veterinary Services, responds to a question about equine stomach ulcers.

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Benefit Cutting Will be Held Sept. 28th to Help Rein In Cancer

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Benefit Cutting Will be Held Sept. 28th to Help Rein In Cancer

A Benefit Cutting will be held September 28 to help Rein in Cancer. Fund-raising fun and games will be held during the Beef Empire CHA-produced National Cutting Horse Association approved event in Cherokee, Oklahoma.

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Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Arbittier to Equine Field Service Team

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Press release Liz Arbittier, VMD CVA, has joined Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Equine Field Service team, which provides routine and emergency health care for equine clients within a 30-mile radius of the hospital. The team of specialists offers preventative health care, reproductive services, evaluation and treatment of lameness, medical and surgical disorders, and on-farm […]

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Shining In Showmanship – Part II

In the July/August issue of The Equine Chronicle, I shared advice from seven of today’s most noted AQHA trainers and judges on what it takes to stand out in the showmanship pen. For this month’s issue, I interviewed eight AQHA competitors to find out their secrets for shining in the showmanship pen. Here’s what they had to say.

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Potomac Horse Fever

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Potomac Horse Fever

 By Heather Smith Thomas Potomac Horse Fever occurs mainly during summer and fall. It was first documented in the Potomac River Valley of Maryland in l979 but has been diagnosed in nearly every state, every Canadian province, Europe and South America. Dr. Katherine Wilson (Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, Virginia) says the bacteria […]

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Rehab After Injury

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Rehab After Injury

After a foot or leg injury, often the horse owner, veterinarian and farrier must work together as a team to facilitate the most effective way to medically treat the injury (if anti-inflammatory drugs are needed, for instance) and trim/shoe and rehabilitate that horse for optimum recovery. Careful rehabilitation therapy will often speed healing and help […]

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