Across the Fence

The Trouble With "Evidence"

There are countless hoof products and practices that have become popular due to salesmanship rather than evidence. ... Read More

Words from a First- and Last-Time Breeder

That neat idea I had eight years and thousands of dollars ago is only now paying off with what I originally set out to produce: my next show hunter.... Read More

Making a Disease Alert System a Reality

Several members of the equine community have volunteered to help make the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) a reality.... Read More

A New Breed of Funding

Is crowdsourcing the research funding of the future for equine health studies? ... Read More

When in Doubt, Turn Out

Full-time turnout is one of the best ways to develop a young horse's musculoskeletal system. ... Read More

The Importance of USDA-Accredited Vets

The USDA could not monitor our nations horses for emerging or foreign diseases or fulfill the regulatory requirements for interstate and international movement of horses without these accredited equine practitioners help. ... Read More

Evaluating Conformation

Developing an educated "eye" for a horse and the ability to assess conformation knowledgeably are useful skills to add to your horsemanship toolbox.... Read More

How Perceptions Change

Dr. Richard Markell shares how the perception of therapy horses and therapeutic riding programs have changed.... Read More

Animal Survivor Q

The ACVIM named Q, a Rocky Mountain Saddle Horse gelding, one of their Animal Survivors after he successfully overcame a severe bacterial disease. ... Read More

Overseeing Supplements

Navigating the world of supplements can seem like exploring uncharted territory. Fortunately, there is an organization dedicated to protecting the integrity of the products we give to our equine friends.... Read More

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Across the Fence is a regular guest opinion column in our monthly magazine, The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care. Come on up to the fence and join the discussion on topics of importance to the horse industry!