Elaine Pascoe

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Tick Trouble

Learn how these disease-carrying insects can pose serious health risks for your horse.

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The News About Shoes

Technological advances in horseshoes and innovative concepts in shoeing practices have given new hope for horses with hoof problems and lameness issues.

This year USEA will assess $1 per starter in every USEA-sponsored competition to fund equine medical research, targeting projects that will benefit sporthorses.  © Amy K. Dragoo

Eventers Fund Research

In 2014, the USEA will assess $1 per starter in every USEA-sponsored competition to fund equine medical research, targeting projects that will benefit sporthorses.

Delayed shedding can be a sign of Cushing’s disease. © Paula da Silva/arnd.nl

Testing for Equine Cushing’s Disease

New diagnostic guidelines may help find equine Cushing's Disease in its early stages, when signs are mild.

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Identify and Treat Equine Sacroiliac Problems

Soreness in your horse's sacroiliac area is a pain in the croup.

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The Lowdown on Lyme Disease in Horses

Reports of Lyme disease in horses are on the rise. Here's what you need to know.

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Enteroliths

Research has uncovered answers as to the formation of these rocklike objects in some horse intestines and is helping owners prevent them.

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Barn Fire!

Find out how you can protect your horses, whether you're a barn owner or boarder.

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Weather Changes Affecting Horse Health, Hay Supply

A mild winter with little snow and a warm, early spring may have some unwanted effects on horse health and hay prices.

Biopuncture entails injection of a sterile solution, such as Vitamin B12, at acupuncture points.

Alternative Therapies for Horses

Learn what treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic, rolfing, herbal remedies and homeopathy can and can't do for your horse.

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Is Your Horse at Risk for EHV-1? Dealing with Disease Outbreak

Learn how to assess and reduce the risks your horse faces from contagious viruses, bacteria and other organisms.

The short-walled hoof of feral desert horses is often used as the model for natural hoofcare in domestic horses. | © Dr Brian Hampson/Hoofcare Publishing

Natural Foot Model: Not Perfect?

An Australian study recommends that the hoof used as the model of health for natural hoofcare should be reconsidered.

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Combining NSAIDs in Horses: Two Isn't Better Than One

A study shows that stacking two anti-inflammatories is no more effective at easing lameness in horses than giving just one NSAID.

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Understand the USEF Equine Drug Testing Rules

If you compete in rated shows, here's what you need to know to keep your horse healthy and maintain a level playing field.

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Laminitis in Horses: Closing In on Better Care

The latest in how and why the destructive disease laminitis develops and immediate and long-term treatment options

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New Process Reclaims Wood Shavings from Used Horse Bedding

A revolutionary process allows wood shavings from horse bedding to be reused.

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Cushing's Disease Medication Gains Approval for Horses

A new FDA-approved medication to treat Cushing's disease (PPID) in horses is now available.

Some mares hardly change when they come into heat; others may behave erratically, sometimes due to sensitivity in their backs and sides. © susanjstickle.com

Managing Mares In Heat

Influence your mare's cycle for performance-related reasons or for horse breeding.

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Solve the Horse Manure Pile Problem

Eco-friendly solutions can help manage manure on your farm through horse manure composting, spreading horse manure and more.

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Oops! My Horse Stumbles!

Stumbling in horses is serious business. Here's advice from a veterinarian and a trainer on dealing with this dangerous problem.

The tail pull is one of the diagnostic tests veterinarians commonly use to assess a horse's strength, balance and reaction time. | ? Dusty Perin

Recognize the Signs of Equine Neurological Disorders

Recognizing the signs of equine neurological disorders and starting treatment early will give your horse his best chance of recovery from these diseases.

Jumping and speed work can overload the deep digital flexor tendon when it stretches to the maximum while galloping or landing. ? Amy K. Dragoo

5 Common Sport Horse Injuries

Find out whether your horse is at risk for one of these sideliners, such as suspensory ligament and deep digital flexor tendon injuries, and what you can do about them.

Fall and winter are prime seasons for upper respiratory infections in horses. ? Dusty Perin/Practical Horseman

Fall and Winter Are Prime Times for Upper Respiratory Infections in Horses

A nationwide study looks at common reasons for upper-respiratory infections in horses, such as strangles, equine influenza and equine herpesvirus (EHV-1 and EHV-4).

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Combat Hock Problems in Horses

Wear and tear can break down these critical joints. Here are the latest targeted treatment options to avoid hock problems in horses.

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An Equine Deworming Strategy to Prevent Parasite Resistance to Medications

Smart strategies help defeat the growing problem of drug resistance.

The inside of a barn in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, after the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina receded. | Courtesy, Lanier Cordell

Create a Horse Disaster Plan

Flood, fire, windstorm—what would happen to your horse? Take steps now to ensure his safety with a horse disaster plan.

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Managing Anhidrosis in Horses

Sweat is a good thing in horses. It's when they don't sweat that you need to be most concerned. Find out the dangers of anhidrosis and what you can do about it.

Bagged chopped forage can replace all of your horse's hay, if necessary. | ? Stacey Wigmore

Six Hay Alternatives for Horses

Stretch your hay supply with these options. By Elaine Pascoe for Practical Horseman magazine.

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39 Green Horsekeeping Tips

Whether you own a barn or board your horse, here are 39 green horsekeeping tips you can do to help leave the world a better place. By Elaine Pascoe for Practical Horseman magazine.

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Does Your Horse Have Allergies?

Two veterinarians tell you how to find out if your horse has allergies--and what to do about it.

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The Scoop on Horse Sweat

Learn what's normal, what's not and how to keep your horse hydrated and healthy when the weather turns hot. By Elaine Pascoe with Duncan Peters, DVM, MS, for Practical Horseman magazine

Squamous cell carcinoma often appears where skin meets mucous membranes. | Photo courtesy of Dr. Elizabeth Carr

Equine Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Learn to spot this common type of equine cancer--and find out how to prevent and treat it. By Elaine Pascoe with Elizabeth Carr, DVM, and Susan Eades, DVM, for Practical Horseman magazine.

Equilibrium Net Relief Muzzle Net | Photo courtesy of World Equestrian Brands

Treatments for Headshaking Syndrome

Headshaking syndrome can end your horse's career. Can anything be done?

Flower essences contain plant extracts diluted beyond the point where you can detect the original ingredient. |

Flower Essence Therapy and Reiki for Horses: Worth a Try?

Learn about the alternative therapies flower essence and Reiki--what they are and how they purport to work for horses. From the editors of Practical Horseman magazine.

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How Horses Sleep: Power Naps

Studies of herds of wild and semi-wild horses show that horses take "power naps" and use the buddy system to get the rest they need while keeping safe from predators.

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How Horses Sleep

What does your horse need to sleep well? Maybe not what you think, say equine-behavior experts.