Elaine Pascoe

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Equine Memory

Understanding how it works can help you train and care for your horse.

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Hyperflexion: Going to Extremes | Hyperflexion in Horses

Research sheds new light on a divisive training technique, hyperflexion—a position in which a horse’s nose is behind the vertical.

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Managing Equine Allergies

Equine allergies can be caused by a number of different agents. Find out about the signs, triggers and possible treatments.

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On the Injured List: Common Problems for Show Horses

Here are a few things you should know about some common injuries in hunters, jumpers and equitation horses.

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Vesicular Stomatitis Alert

If you keep horses in the West or Southwest, a contagious viral disease called vesicular stomatitis should be on your radar.

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Equine Melanoma Vaccine In the Works

Scientists are working to create a therapeutic vaccine to treat equine melanomas.

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Killer Virus Identified

Scientists have discovered a virus that triggers a life-threatening liver disease in horses, solving a longstanding medical mystery.

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New Horse Health Research Funded

Using acoustoelastography to monitor SDFT injury healing is one of the studies being funded by the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

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The Grain–Brain Connection

A recent study shows that horses on high-grain rations spent more time being alert for signs of danger than those on an all-hay diet.

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Fighting Laminitis

New research on a devastating disorder is leading treatment advances and prevention.

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New Rule on the Horizon: Microchips for Hunters And Jumpers

Microchips are fast becoming the preferred way to identify horses, replacing tattoos, brands and other traditional methods. Now a new rule set to take effect in 2018 will require microchip ID for horses in nationally recognized hunter/jumper divisions.

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Filly or Colt?

Research shows that the age of equine youngsters’ parents affects the sex ratio among foals, and the effect is stronger for mares than stallions.

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Rider Fitness Can Affect Horse Soundness

Recent studies show that horses are sounder and move better when their rider is fitter.

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Be Careful of Equine Calming Supplements

Phenibut, an ingredient found in some calming supplements can put you on the wrong side of U.S. Equestrian Federation drug rules

After participating in a therapeutic riding program, children with autism spectrum disorder showed significant improvements in many areas. | Courtesy, PATH International

Can Horses Help Children with Autism?

A therapeutic riding study shows after participating in a therapeutic riding program, children with autism spectrum disorder showed significant improvements in many areas.

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Shoe for Soundness and Performance

Correct trimming and shoeing are essential parts of horse care. Understanding their core principles will help you identify a job well done.

Genes, the coded instructions within body cells, help determine whether a horse excels as an athlete or falls prey to certain diseases. | Molecule of DNA © Sergey Nivens - Fotolia, Horse © Kate Light

In His Genes

Find out the latest on breed-related disease risks.

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Horses' Amazing Memories

Studies show that horses are able to retain concepts years after their initial training.

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Horse Fitness and Injury

According to a recent study, monitoring fitness levels could help identify horses most at risk for injury.

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Warm-Weather Skin Woes

Veterinarians are urging horse owners to be on the look-out for these two equine skin conditions during the summer.

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Curbing a Mustang Baby Boom

Fertility-control options for mares could help cut down on mustang overpopulation.

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Changing Your Horse's Diet Could Help Breathing Problems

The combination of a low-dust diet and a supplement containing omega-3 fatty acids can help horses with chronic breathing problems and could even reduce their need for corticosteroids and other drugs, veterinarians have found.

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TLC for the Senior Horse: 8 Essential Steps

By paying attention to these eight crucial areas of senior care, you can help your horse thrive in his golden years.

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New Vaccination Rule for Showing

Starting on December 1, 2015, the U.S. Equestrian Federation will be setting new vaccination requirements for horses competing at their sanctioned shows.

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Deep-Voiced Stallions More Fertile

Researchers have found that mares show a clear preference for deep-voiced stallions, who are also more fertile.

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A Gentle End: Humane Equine Euthanasia

A new study shows that the widely used euthanasia method is effective and humane for horses.

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Expert Advice on Selecting Hay

Demystify that bale of hay to make sure your horse is getting the nutrition he needs.

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Navicular Options for Horses

New research showed how better diagnostic tools and new treatments are changing the navicular picture for horses.

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Stressed in the Stall

Solo stabling can stress a horse.

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Horse Health on Your Smartphone

Keep track of your horse's health with a smartphone app.

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How to Treat and Prevent Summer Sores in Horses

Summer sores in horses are on the rise. Learn more about these parasite-related skin infections.

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Suspensory Injuries in Horses

A torn suspensory ligament can limit or even end your horse’s athletic career, but early identification and careful treatment of these injuries can positively affect the outcome.

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Ticks on the March

Horse owners should be on the lookout for Lyme-disease-carrying ticks earlier in the spring

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Drought Outlook for Horse Hay

Continuing drought in the western United State may limit horse hay production in the coming year.

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Effect of Equine Flu Shot

How effective is the equine flu shot?

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Sore Horse Withers

Withers are often overlooked as a cause of trouble, but even small problems here can directly affect your horse’s performance.

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Horses Behaving Strangely

Learn the reasons behind many puzzling horse behaviors and what you can do to manage them.

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Solve the Performance Puzzle

Unrecognized physical conditions can keep your horse from fulfilling his athletic potential.

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High-Tech Equine Lameness Detection

State-of-the-art imaging techniques offer new insights into many equine lameness problems.

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All Ears: Horse Hearing Problems

Your horse’s sense of hearing helps him to make sense of his surroundings. Learn how he hears and how to handle hearing-related problems.

Do Horses Prefer Male or Female Riders?

A new study indicates that horses apparently don't care which gender is in the saddle.

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Is Sheath Cleaning Necessary?

Can you skip the dirty job of sheath cleaning?

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Sore Backs and Saddles

A recent study discovered a link between poor saddle fit and rider back pain, lameness, saddle slip, asymmetry and rider crookedness.

EHV-1 Under the Microscope

A better understanding of how the EHV-1 operates may lead to treatments that protect horses from its most serious consequences.

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No Sweat: Anhidrosis in Horses

Anhidrosis, the inability to sweat correctly, can spell trouble for your horse’s performance and health.

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Growing Danger: Poisonous Plants to Avoid

Protect your horse by learning about the plants that pose the biggest health risk to him.

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Add Your Voice to a Equine Survey

Give your input to an international online survey from the International Society for Equitation Science.

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Joint Supplements for Young Horses

Researchers are studying the effects of glucosamine and similar supplements on yearlings to combat degenerative joint disease.

A compounded medication caused the death of four horses, prompting concerns about the use of unapproved drugs for horses. © Frank Sorge/arnd.nl

Deadly Drug

A compounded EPM drug caused the death of four horses and sickened six others in May, prompting an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

A new Connecticut law says that a horse can’t be assumed to be a danger to people unless he has shown signs of such behavior in the past. © Amy K. Dragoo/arnd.nl

Legal Update: Connecticut Horse Law

Horses can no longer be considered vicious just because they are horses, according to a new state law in Connecticut.