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Under the Blue Tarps

An equine practitioner struggles with weighing her patients' needs with her clients' resources....

The Value of a Diagnosis

Horse owners try to manage problems themselves, thus delaying a call to a veterinarian to avoid emergency visit costs, and horses sometimes suffer as a result....

Knowing When It's Time

Some times you know it's time, but other times it's not so clear-cut. When do you try to stay on course and when do you opt for euthanasia?...

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Navigating a Diagnosis

When a horse shows signs of illness or lameness, the cause is not always clear-cut. One reader discovered the power of working closely with a good vet, research, and preservation....

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Heeding Quarantine

Quarantine is one of the oldest infectious disease control measures, but one of the major problems with quarantine is poor compliance....

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Disaster Preparation Reflections

The time available to evacuate horses in an emergency is limited. Having a plan ready may make the difference between survival and disaster. ...

Regenerative Therapies for Horses

A researcher provides her perspective on the current status of the use of regenerative medicine to treat tendon and ligament injuries in horses. ...

Ideally Speaking--Owning a Horse

Knowing more about your horses can help make your veterinarian's job a little easier....

FEI Veterinary Protocols

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), as the world governing body of equestrian sport, provides the framework for all FEI events, and central to this framework is horse welfare. ...

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Spring Fevers

For horse owners preparing for spring competitions or the birth of foals, a review of respiratory diseases is timely and they need to recognize early signs of respiratory infections to minimize the spread to other horses and to initiate prompt veterinary treatment....

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