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"being able to escape from the direct heat of the sun is really critical," By D.J. Carey Lyons | TheHorse As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even tougher on horses. That's because instead of choosing how they'll deal with the heat,...

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"Despite the growing body of research into senior horses’ health, the exact causes of death and the most important diseases that older equids suffer from remain poorly documented." By Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc Thanks to improved equine management and husbandry knowledge, along with committed owners, horses are...

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"Your mind races with possible diagnoses: Hoof abscess? Cellulitis? Fracture?" From: Ashley Leighton Kornatowski, VMD You know the feeling. The uneasy one that rises in your chest as you see your horse’s swollen limb, sudden lameness, and pained expression. Something is definitely wrong, but it’s unclear exactly...

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"Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers" From: Natalie DeFee Mendik, MA | TheHorse If the sight of a tick makes your skin crawl—even if it’s not crawling on your skin— you’re not alone. That...

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"Offering physical protection and temperature control, as well as serving as your horse’s first line of immune defense" By Anna O'Brien, DVM Your horse’s skin is his largest organ. Offering physical protection and temperature control, as well as serving as your horse’s first line of immune defense,...