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Skeletal Development in Young Horses

“You are what you eat” is never more true than with a gr0wing animal.  The mare will rob her own body if necessary to provide for the growing foal, but by 2 months, when he starts eating solid food, only … Continue reading

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Joint Care – The Basics

Simply because of their sheer size/mass, the joints of a horse bear a tremendous load. Since force = mass x acceleration, the load on joints only increases with exercise. Canine joints also face challenges over the lifetime of a dog. … Continue reading

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Cold Weather and Stiff Horses

Research has proven that exposure to cold causes increased stiffness in both muscle and connective tissue, including tendons and ligaments.  A recent human study also confirmed that dampness (relative humidity) is correlated with increased joint pain and this effect is … Continue reading

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