A horse of course

Blame alfalfa for everything from tying up to navicular, from a calcium/ phosphorus imbalance to enteroliths to resistance to training. And you thought alfalfa was the perfect feed for your horse. Your horse thought so too. Well, think again!Blame alfalfa for everything from tying up to navicular, from a calcium/ phosphorus imbalance to enteroliths to resistance to training. And you thought alfalfa was the perfect feed for your horse. Your horse thought so too. Well, think again!

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Inbreeding. Outbreeding. Questions and answers.

I am looking for a resource on breeding. I have a Foxtrotting stallion and was wondering about the dangers of breeding him to his offspring. Also what about breeding half brother to half sister? What is the...I am looking for a resource on breeding. I have a Foxtrotting stallion and was wondering about the dangers of breeding him to his offspring. Also what about breeding half brother to half sister? What is the...

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Is my horse a 'roarer' and what can I do if he is?

We recently purchased a 4 year old QH that appears fit as a fiddle. But when you run him he will start sounding like he is blowing air about 2/3rds of the way through the barrel pattern. A friend tells me that ...We recently purchased a 4 year old QH that appears fit as a fiddle. But when you run him he will start sounding like he is blowing air about 2/3rds of the way through the barrel pattern. A friend tells me that ...

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Is there a machine to fix bowed tendons?

I have a thoroughbred off the track whos career ended when he bowed his tendon. I recently heard of a treatment for bows. It is some sort of "machine" that supposedly rebuilds the injured tendon.I have a thoroughbred off the track whos career ended when he bowed his tendon. I recently heard of a treatment for bows. It is some sort of "machine" that supposedly rebuilds the injured tendon.

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Avoiding a Tie-Up situation

"I assume all endurance horses are tie-ups waiting to happen after any significant management change, as in long travel," says Nancy Elliot, D.V.M. "For the first few days (after travel) you really need to be aware of the most minute signs. The main thing is knowing 'normal.'""I assume all endurance horses are tie-ups waiting to happen after any significant management change, as in long travel," says Nancy Elliot, D.V.M. "For the first few days (after travel) you really need to be aware of the most minute signs. The main thing is knowing 'normal.'"

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First time horse owner worries about colic

I am a first time horse owner. I have heard alot about cholic, but I am not exactly sure what it is or what the symptoms are and what causes it. Please let me know, thank you.I am a first time horse owner. I have heard alot about cholic, but I am not exactly sure what it is or what the symptoms are and what causes it. Please let me know, thank you.

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Navicular patient needs supplement for pain

My friend has an 18 year old mare who has Navicular. She wants to know what is a good supplement for pain. Could you help?My friend has an 18 year old mare who has Navicular. She wants to know what is a good supplement for pain. Could you help?

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Yearling filly exhibits a limp tail. Possible causes explained.

I have just purchased a yearling filly. Her tail is real limp and she tends to carry it to the right at times, and it is real limp when you lift up on her tail.I have just purchased a yearling filly. Her tail is real limp and she tends to carry it to the right at times, and it is real limp when you lift up on her tail.

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Step-by-step Tendon Rehab

There is no infallible, step-by-step method for rehabilitating a tendon injury, but when it comes to healing, there is never a substitute for time. A gradual return to exercise is vital, although this represents a fine line. Ideally, there should be enough exercise to stimulate ...There is no infallible, step-by-step method for rehabilitating a tendon injury, but when it comes to healing, there is never a substitute for time. A gradual return to exercise is vital, although this represents a fine line. Ideally, there should be enough exercise to stimulate ...

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Scientific equine research copy available

Timely, well-written, and easy-to-understand reports on the latest scientific research are available to qualified equine magazines and newspapers.Timely, well-written, and easy-to-understand reports on the latest scientific research are available to qualified equine magazines and newspapers.

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