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Lyme Disease in Horses

Tick season will be starting up again soon and with it the risk of Lyme Disease. The first report of horses carrying antibodies to the organism causing Lyme Disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, appeared in the scientific literature 35 years ago. Skepticism … Continue reading

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Winter and Stiff Joints in Older Horses

Retired seniors that are holding weight and getting around comfortably in the warmer months can experience greatly reduced strength and mobility in the cold, to the point they may have difficulty getting up. The explanation for this is multifactorial. Reduced … Continue reading

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Can We Prevent Arthritis?

Oral joint supplements/nutraceuticals have been with us for a quarter of a century. It didn’t take long after their appearance for the question to be raised regarding the potential to actually prevent arthritis.                       Few active horses escape the … Continue reading

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Winterizing the Senior Horse

Although horses can survive a remarkable range of environmental conditions, surviving is not the same as thriving.  Winter is hard on any horse but particularly so for seniors.   Like older people, older horses are not as good at regulating … Continue reading

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