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Complementary therapies

Horse Care
May 14th, 2022

In response to a viewer's question about the efficacy of massage in horse care, this article by Christa Lesté-Lasserre available on The Horse summarizes new trends in complementary therapies such as massage, chiropractic care, and acupuncture, and the growing body of research supporting these treatment modalities. Be sure to consult your equine veterinarian with any case-specific questions. 

Costs and considerations

Horse Care
May 5th, 2022

We have received a few questions about the costs of breeding horses. This article by Alexandra Beckstett available on The Horse details some important questions to ask while determining whether breeding is the right decision, including costs, time commitments, and industry considerations. Your equine veterinarian is your best resource, so be sure to consult them with any case-specific questions. 

How to manage pregnant mares

Horse Care
April 28th, 2022

With the annoucements of Traveling Tiger's and Elate's pregnancies, we have received a few questions about pregnant mare management. This article by Christa Lesté-Lasserre available on The Horse provides practical pointers on how to feed, house, and exercise pregnant mares. 

Evaluating the health of your horse

Horse Care
April 21st, 2022

In response to a viewer's question about general pointers for monitoring a horse's health, this online resource by Fernanda Camargo and Roberta Dwyer of the University of Kentucky Department of Animal & Food Sciences presents step-by-step guidance on how to observe, inspect, and measure vitals while evaluating the health of a horse. 

If you are concerned about your horse's health or have any case-specific questions, contact a local equine veterinarian.

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