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Surgically Treating 'Kissing Spines' in the Standing Horse - TheHorse.com

Surgically Treating 'Kissing Spines' in the Standing Horse - TheHorse.com | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Surgically Treating 'Kissing Spines' in the Standing Horse
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Behavior Knowledge Deficits May Fuel Horse-Related Accidents

Behavior Knowledge Deficits May Fuel Horse-Related Accidents | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Greater knowledge about horse body language could mean fewer horse-related accidents in Danish riding schools.
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There are many people who do not know the cues that a uses to indicate he is upset, angry or scared. There are also people who know but choose to ignore the signals. Never ignore what a horse it trying to convey. This leads to someone getting hurt and it is usually the person.

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Equine Chronicle » Diagnosis Reasons for Subtle Lameness

Equine Chronicle » Diagnosis Reasons for Subtle Lameness | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Diagnosis Reasons for Subtle Lameness - Just another Equine Chronicle weblog
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Subtle musculoskeletal problems are often over looked in subtle lameness and can cause other problems such as sore heels, sore withers and tenderness in the back. 


If there is a problem, take time and go over your horse's entire body. Using some pressure take your hands and feel for bumps and knots in the muscles. If the horse reacts to a particular area, hold pressure on that spot until you feel it soften, usually 10 seconds to 1 minute. Sometimes this will improve movement considerably, if not completely. If it does not seem to help, don't be discouraged, it will provide you with valuable information to pass on to your vet and/or farrier. 

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American Quarter Horse Association's Cloning Ban Faces Anti-Trust Lawsuit In Amarillo Courtroom

American Quarter Horse Association's Cloning Ban Faces Anti-Trust Lawsuit In Amarillo Courtroom | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Read about how the American Quarter Horse Association's Cloning Ban Faces Anti-Trust Lawsuit In Amarillo Courtroom.
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The trial about wheter to allow cloned horses into the AQHA registery begins July 16. I truly hope that logic prevails and the AQHA is able to maintain the ban. The precedent this could set for animals is IMO frightening.

 

Cloned animals have proven to be less healthy with numerous musculoskeletal and organ problems. 

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Ann Dixon's curator insight, November 24, 2013 7:35 AM

What do you think?

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Women's Horse Industry Association

Women's Horse Industry Association | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
The Women's Horse Industry Association is a trade association for women working in all areas of the horse industry from racing to dressage. Hundreds of members worldwide.
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The WHIA is accepting donations that will help horse owners affected by the tornadoes in the Moore Oklahoma area. Please donate, every little bit helps! 

 

Picture credit: AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Chris Landsberger

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Donna Martin's curator insight, May 21, 2013 11:43 AM

The WHIA is accepting donations that will help horse owners affected by the tornadoes in the Moore Oklahoma area. Please donate, every little bit helps! 

 

Picture credit: AP Photo/ The Oklahoman, Chris Landsberger

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Healthy as a Horse | Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine

Healthy as a Horse | Darren Hardy, Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
I live close to the Del Mar Racetrack, one of the biggest horseracing facilities in the country, where “the turf meets the surf.” A week before the start of the race season, a good friend of mine took me down to the track to visit the owner of a...
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Do your horses and pets dine on the best and most nutritional food available while you exist on McDonalds? 

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Ann Dixon's curator insight, November 24, 2013 7:46 AM

Who eats better-you or your horse?

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Tom Eblen: Muscles, balance, strength improve with help of horses | Health | Kentucky.com

Tom Eblen: Muscles, balance, strength improve with help of horses | Health | Kentucky.com | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
T-Ball and Wanda are hefty Norwegian Fjords who work at Central Kentucky Riding for Hope at the Kentucky Horse Park. They help heal the clients of Lisa Harris and Becky Johnson, therapists at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital.
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Donna Martin's curator insight, April 30, 2013 9:16 PM

Hippotherapy and therapeutic riding have helped many people with both physical and mental disabilities, but there is a difference. Find out the differences. 

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Caring For The Equine Athlete, According to Dougie Hannum from Horse Journal | EquiSearch

Why horses move and perform better after he’s worked on them.
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The Horse | Joint Lubrication and Injury Response (AAEP 2011)

The Horse | Joint Lubrication and Injury Response (AAEP 2011) | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Treatment goals should be to aid in performance without eliminating the joint's natural response to injury.... ...
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The Horse | Study Confirms Horseback Riding has Human Health Benefits

The Horse | Study Confirms Horseback Riding has Human Health Benefits | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Research commissioned by the BHS confirmed that regular participation in horse riding is good for human health... ...
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The Horse | Hormone Therapy Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

The Horse | Hormone Therapy Table Topic (AAEP 2011) | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Topics discussed included induction of ovulation, estrus behavior, and suppression in the performance horse.... ...
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Stop Poisoning Your Horse!

Stop Poisoning Your Horse! | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Cleanse ... Nourish ...Balance Over the years, the approach that I take when tackling any health issue - whether for myself or for the animals that I work with - always comes back to the same 3 ste...
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Ann Dixon's curator insight, November 24, 2013 7:43 AM

Just how healthy is your horse?

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Equine Chronicle » Rehab After Injury

Equine Chronicle » Rehab After Injury | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Rehab After Injury - Just another Equine Chronicle weblog
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Rehab after injury is as important as the initial treatment. This article is a recommended bookmark for all horse owners.

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Hanah Cunningham's curator insight, August 29, 2013 1:16 PM

Water Therapy is one of the best "after injury" treatment I feel.

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Laminitis: Do’s and Don’ts

Laminitis: Do’s and Don’ts | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
A laminitis flare-up is call-the-vet time. What else should you know and do? Read on.
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If you walk out on day and your horse is standing in this position it is important to know what to do and not to do until your vet arrives. 

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Ann Dixon's curator insight, November 24, 2013 7:31 AM

All horse owners dread this awful condition so knowing the do's and don'ts could go a long way to preventing this incredibly painful affliction.

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Equine Collapse Reviewed

Equine Collapse Reviewed | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Equine collapse frequently presents a diagnostic challenge for veterinarians, and many cases go unsolved.
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Tips on Equine Alternative Therapies: Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy » The Horse Curator

Tips on Equine Alternative Therapies: Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy » The Horse Curator | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic and massage therapy help soft tissue injuries and chronic pain issues. This article offers guidelines for alternative therapy.
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Tips from a vet about alternative care for your horse.

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Fran Jurga`s Hoof Blog: News from Hoofcare + Lameness Journal: Medicinal Leeches: The Much-Maligned Traditional Healing Aid is Making a Comeback for Equine Lameness Therapy

Fran Jurga`s Hoof Blog: News from Hoofcare + Lameness Journal: Medicinal Leeches: The Much-Maligned Traditional Healing Aid is Making a Comeback for Equine Lameness Therapy | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the medicinal use of leeches in human medicine.
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Research could validate horse therapy benefits at East Texas center

Research could validate horse therapy benefits at East Texas center | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Insurance companies live by numbers, so it’s not enough to hear from an army of parents saying their children with developmental or cognitive disorders are helped by horse therapy.
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Therapeutic Ultrasound Settings for Horses Identified

Therapeutic Ultrasound Settings for Horses Identified | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Researchers identified what ultrasound settings achieve adequate temperature increases to be therapeutic.
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FYI the epaxial muscles are the muscles that run along the spine. The superficial (top layer) muscles are thick and long while the deeper muscles are short. 

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Why Is FDA Approval Important? – America’s Horse Daily

Why Is FDA Approval Important? – America’s Horse Daily | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Just because a product is available for purchase, doesn’t make it a proven product or the right product to treat the problem.
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The Horse | Genetics: What Does it All Mean?

The Horse | Genetics: What Does it All Mean? | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Advances in the field of genetics are especially beneficial to those trying to understand equine disease.... ...
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Hippotherapy? They’re riding a Horse NOT a Hippo!

Hippotherapy? They’re riding a Horse NOT a Hippo! | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Why Hippotherapy? They're Riding A Horse, Not A Hippopotamus!
Horses have been providing enormous side benefits to humans for centuries, and now a growing body of scientific research explains why.
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Charles Cowell's curator insight, November 30, 2013 6:31 AM

Interesting, I think they have a Hippotherapy machine at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne :)

Ann Dixon's curator insight, December 15, 2013 11:04 AM

There's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man.

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Living Skeletons

Living Skeletons | Equine Massage and Equine Health | Scoop.it
Imagine your surprise when you enter a museum and walk under a rearing horse skeleton. Is it Halloween? No, just curators of an equine exhibit have simply gone all out.
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