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How to speak HORSE:Equines express emotion through their whinnies

How to speak HORSE:Equines express emotion through their whinnies | all things horsey | Scoop.it

Swiss researchers say horse whinnies are made of two different frequencies, allowing horses to express both positive and negative emotions.


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I think experienced horse owners/carers intuitively know this ~ don't we?

 

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Feeding your horse the natural way - Equine Wellness Magazine

Feeding your horse the natural way - Equine Wellness Magazine | all things horsey | Scoop.it

“Natural nutrition is one of the Four Pillars of Equine Wellness! http://t.co/A0k2U8GQDN #naturalhorse”


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Using Acupuncture to Diagnose and Treat Lameness in Horses

Using Acupuncture to Diagnose and Treat Lameness in Horses | all things horsey | Scoop.it
Typically, a horse has primary lameness and secondary lameness with multiple layers of pain and by using acupuncture, it can be determined just how lame the horse is and where that lameness originates.

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Getting to the bottom of subtle lameness and/or underperforming

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Winter Hoof Problems: Advice from Colorado State University - Practical Horseman Magazine (blog)

Winter Hoof Problems: Advice from Colorado State University - Practical Horseman Magazine (blog) | all things horsey | Scoop.it

“Winter Hoof Problems: Advice from Colorado State University Practical Horseman Magazine (blog) Dr.”


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No foot No horse!!!

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Proximal suspensory desmopathy in horses - DVM

Proximal suspensory desmopathy in horses - DVM | all things horsey | Scoop.it

A veterinary overview of the causes, diagnostic approach and treatment options for this common condition in performance horses. (Proximal suspensory desmopathy in horses.


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Horses that participate in careers in which they have to use their hind ends alot  are more at risk of this condition. A potentially frustrating problem. This excellent article gives a detailed insight into causes, diagnoses and treatments. Well worth a read.

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Horse-Breeding Solutions: Plasma’s Role in Foal Health – America’s Horse Daily

Horse-Breeding Solutions: Plasma’s Role in Foal Health – America’s Horse Daily | all things horsey | Scoop.it

What happens if your newborn foal doesn't get your broodmare's first milk? Learn how plasma can be used as a back-up plan.


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What if!!!!

 

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How the Underwater Treadmill Could Revolutionize Horse Conditioning

How the Underwater Treadmill Could Revolutionize Horse Conditioning | all things horsey | Scoop.it

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Using water therapy is an incredibly effective way to condition horses before training, to help to heal injuries, to use as a tool to "let down" fit horses at the end of a season, and so many more uses. Always use qualified practitioners to rehab your horse as there can be health issues to watch out for. 

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Prebiotics and Probiotics Benefit Equine Gastrointestinal Health

Prebiotics and Probiotics Benefit Equine Gastrointestinal Health | all things horsey | Scoop.it
Horse owners provide their horses all the right things – clean, fresh water, excellent quality forage like alfalfa or timothy hay, and supplements. (Read our latest blog on horse health and take our blog survey!

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Have you ever considered prebiotics or probiotics for your horse before?

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Sport horses (and riders) need good core muscle strength to promote back health

Sport horses (and riders) need good core muscle strength to promote back health | all things horsey | Scoop.it
Muscle must be trained to support the back and to protect it from injury. Both horses and riders need good core strength for best performance.

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Both horse AND rider need core strength

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Equine Bodywork And Its Role In Supporting Injury Recovery

Equine Bodywork And Its Role In Supporting Injury Recovery | all things horsey | Scoop.it
Using techniques like lymphatic massage and gently manipulating how the horse weights itself can help manually flush the system and help clear out the waste material, allowing healing nutrients to move into the area.

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Discover the 3 stages of healing in the aid to support injury recovery.

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Horse Health Check List

Horse Health Check List | all things horsey | Scoop.it
Learn how to identify good health in horses and ponies. Guidelines include instructions on how to take your horse's or pony's pulse, respiration, and temperature, normal ranges, and when to call the veterinarian.

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A good basic guide to understanding what a healthy horse looks like and how to tell when your horse is unwell. Learn what your horses respiration rate should be and how to take it and lots of other good stuff we all should know.

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Most Common Mistakes When Building An Outdoor Equestrian Arena | Martin Collins

Most Common Mistakes When Building An Outdoor Equestrian Arena | Martin Collins | all things horsey | Scoop.it

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Now that our weather is changing and our need for outdoor arenas increase you may be finding yourself in a position to build one. These are costly investments and no one wants to waste money, and riding time, because of silly mistakes in construction. Take a minute to look over these common mistakes so as to avoid the pitfalls. Happy riding!!

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Horse-Breeding Problems: Dystocia – America’s Horse Daily

Horse-Breeding Problems: Dystocia – America’s Horse Daily | all things horsey | Scoop.it
Learn what options you have in the event of a mare’s abnormal or difficult birth.

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If you breed horses you need to educate yourself with all the things that is associated with your pursuits. Dystocia is a subject every breeder dreads but must know about. Read up before your foal is born so that you are armed with knowledge should something go wrong. It could save your foal and your mares life. At the end of this article is a cool little video explaining your foals first few hours.

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Dr. Patrick McCue explains dystocia in mares. 

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Box rest, exercise, muscle development and horse health by Kirsty Haines | Horsemart

Box rest, exercise, muscle development and horse health by Kirsty Haines | Horsemart | all things horsey | Scoop.it

Box rest, exercise, muscle development and horse health by Kirsty Haines | Horsemart http://t.co/lorrgBXi2L


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At some time or another every horse owner will have to get their horse through an injury or illness that requires box rest. Know what's happening to your horse during this time. 

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Start early to prevent equine arthritis, researchers say - Lameness, Research - Horsetalk.co.nz

Start early to prevent equine arthritis, researchers say - Lameness, Research - Horsetalk.co.nz | all things horsey | Scoop.it

Prevention and dietary adjustment show promise in fending off joint pain in young horses. (HorseTalkNZ: Start early to prevent equine arthritis, researchers say: Prevention shows promise in fending off...


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Looking after your young horses joints makes much more sense than having to deal with damaged joints in an older horse. Prevention is always better than cure. If arthritis can be fended off with glucosamine fed to youngsters in their feeds, then that has to be good news.

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Animal Health Trust Study: Saddle Slip May Be Early Indicator of Lameness in Sport Horses

Animal Health Trust Study: Saddle Slip May Be Early Indicator of Lameness in Sport Horses | all things horsey | Scoop.it

"A new study has identified a significant link between hind limb lameness and saddle slip. The research showed consistent saddle slip in some horses with hind limb lameness, even when the lameness is fairly subtle and difficult to detect.

 

Saddle slip in sport horses is a well-recognized problem that can occur for a variety of reasons, including asymmetry in the...."

 


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Sue Dyson discusses saddle slip and lameness

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A simple mission for every member bigger training opportunities in Brooklyn with special programs combining Mixed Martial Arts techniques by professional trainers.http://renzogracieacademy.com/the-primary-mission/

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Wood Chewing Horses - Causes, Prevention and Possible Solutions

Wood Chewing Horses - Causes, Prevention and Possible Solutions | all things horsey | Scoop.it
Wood chewing horses: contrary to popular belief, and cute cartoons, it's not a conspiracy devised by cheeky horses. It's part of their normal behavioral repertoire. Here's how to keep your fences and your horses happy.

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Do you have a wood chewer? Annoying and expensive isn't it. What do you  think is the cause of this frustrating behaviour? Have you tried to stop your horse doing it? Has it worked? Let us know what has/has not worked for you.

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Equine Fitness and Physiology

Equine Fitness and Physiology | all things horsey | Scoop.it

Read to learn about the five major physiological systems of your horse that will strengthen as a result of physical conditioning and how that will contribute to its well being and help prevent injuries.


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Maintain, easier than regain.


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ShoeSecure Conquers Lost-Shoe Season, Now with Global Patent Approved to Keep Horseshoes On Hooves Everywhere

ShoeSecure Conquers Lost-Shoe Season, Now with Global Patent Approved to Keep Horseshoes On Hooves Everywhere | all things horsey | Scoop.it
People have wanted a way to prevent shoe pulling without interfering with the horse’s comfort or movement. ShoeSecure does that and is safe when used as directed and that preventing shoe loss can spare horses months of layup time from broken hoof walls or coronet and heel bulb injuries.

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Whoa!! could this be the answer to pulled shoes that we've all been waiting for? Sounds a simple idea - and they are usually the  best. Easy solution for muddy turnout time, reiners forever pulling shoes, and any other horse that loses shoes. Let me know what you all think about this great idea.

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Five Common Mistakes Made When Feeding A Horse

Five Common Mistakes Made When Feeding A Horse | all things horsey | Scoop.it
          In my travels as a certified FeedMaster™ equine nutrition specialist I visited 100s of horse farms.  I witnessed over and over some simple “mistakes” that horse owners make that really ca...

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Few horse owners undertake egg counts - parasite expert - Focus, Parasite Control - Horsetalk.co.nz

Few horse owners undertake egg counts - parasite expert - Focus, Parasite Control - Horsetalk.co.nz | all things horsey | Scoop.it
Fewer than 3 per cent of horse owners test the parasite burden of their animals.

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Keep up to speed with the parasitic burden of your horses

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What Causes Fizzy Behavior? | Equinews

What Causes Fizzy Behavior? | Equinews | all things horsey | Scoop.it

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Got a Fizzy problem? Check out this article to find some great tips to understanding and eliminating the problem.

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Feeding horses: the latest news and research

Feeding horses: the latest news and research | all things horsey | Scoop.it

The world of horse feed is constantly changing thanks to research and investigation by the leading feed companies.


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Catch up with the latest thoughts about equine nutrition

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Consider Beet Pulp Instead of Oats | Horse Journals

Consider Beet Pulp Instead of Oats | Horse Journals | all things horsey | Scoop.it

“Good reading...Always consult your veterinarian for your horses nutritional needs. http://t.co/3DYR0QWwlY”;


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Sugar Beet often gets misunderstood and a really good feed for all sorts of horses gets overlooked. This short article gives a clear overview of this particularly useful feed and dispels some of the common myths.

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Horse Diseases - The Top Two Most Common - Complete Horse Care

Horse Diseases - The Top Two Most Common - Complete Horse Care | all things horsey | Scoop.it
Horse Diseases – Tetanus. Tetanus is bacteria that get into the body through a wound or even through the umbilical cord stump in a new foal. Symptoms of Tetanus include early signs of colic as well as stiffness.

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Tetanus is an incredibly serious condition. All horses with wounds are at risk especially if they are not vaccinated routinely. Be aware that the foals ,now arriving, can also succumb to tetanus through their umbilical cords. Take care with your horses health, take action if necessary.

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