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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.