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EQUUS - - Equus -

Ty­ing up: If your horse de­vel­ops se­vere mus­cle cramp­ing, call your vet­eri­nar­ian, then keep him still and com­fort­able un­til help ar­rives.

The fun­da­men­tals of far­ri­ery man­ners

It’s never too late to teach your horse to be more at ease with hav­ing his hooves han­dled.

The lat­est in barn lights

If you’re squint­ing at your horses un­der old in­can­des­cent bulbs and flick­er­ing flu­o­res­cents, it might be time to up­grade. To­day’s en­ergy-ef­fi­cient light­ing choices may cost more up front, but you can net huge sav­ings over time.

What’s your horse’s ul­cer risk?

A horse cop­ing with gas­tric ul­cers may not show out­ward signs of dis­com­fort, but you can cal­cu­late his risk by tak­ing a closer look at how he is man­aged.

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