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The Lat­est in the Equine In­dus­try

Stay in­formed with up-to-the-minute re­ports from the an­nual meet­ings of the U.S. Eques­trian Fed­er­a­tion, U.S. Hunter Jumper As­so­ci­a­tion, U.S. Event­ing As­so­ci­a­tion and U.S. Dres­sage Fed­er­a­tion.

In­sights on NSAIDs and Gut Health

Re­searchers look at how some anti-in­flam­ma­tory drugs af­fect the ben­e­fi­cial mi­cro­bial pop­u­la­tion in your horse's gut and what that means for his health. Drugs in­cluded: non­s­e­lec­tive NSAIDs, such as phenylbu­ta­zone (bute), and COX-2 se­lec­tive NSAIDs, such as firo­coxib—known as Pre­vi­cox and Equioxx.

In­no­va­tive Tog­gle Tech­nique Beats Tie-Back Surgery

A new pro­ce­dure to treat re­cur­rent la­ryn­geal neu­ropa­thy, a de­gen­er­a­tive dis­ease that lim­its air in­take, proves to be more ef­fec­tive than the widely used pros­thetic laryn­go­plasty, or tie-back surgery.

From Hoof­prints To Tire Treads

Jim Wof­ford con­cludes his three-part his­tor­i­cal se­ries on hores, which fo­cuses on the Amer­i­can West in the late 1800s.

Per­fect Your Half-Halt Out of the Sad­dle

Mount Holyoke Coach C.J. Law shares six seat-fix­ing ex­er­cises (page 55) to im­prove bal­ance, po­si­tion and con­trol. Visit the web for an­other un­mounted po­si­tion-strength­en­ing ex­er­cise that you can do on a full-size tram­po­line.

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