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Fibrotic Myopathy – Identification & Management

Exhibiting some stringhalt-like flexion, but without any other indicators of stringhalt, and maybe even some toe-drag, but an otherwise normal-behaving stifle? Look for the peculiar dent/abnormality in the musculature of the hamstrings that can reveal scar tissue below the surface. A google search for “hamstring tear”  solved the mystery surrounding the “hitch” of my newest …

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How Massage Therapy Improves Muscle Function

Roughly 45 percent of a horse’s total body weight is muscle, responsible for powering locomotion and movement while distributing force and absorbing shock. When the weight of a rider, application of tack, and demands of training are factored in, an enormous amount of stress is placed on the biolocomotive systems, compromising the efficacy of muscular …

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Mare Nutrition and its Impact on Fetal Development

The nutritional health of the mare is among the top priorities during her pregnancy. If the mare is lacking her nutritional demands, the results have the potential to be detrimental to the developing fetus. The mare in foal should be kept as healthy as possible and fed all necessary supplements with her grain if her …