Tag: Horse Health

Apr 03, 2024

Recovering from Laminitis: A Success Story

On March 18, 2019, I got to the barn before sunrise like I did every morning, and this time I was looking forward to celebrating What A Trippi's 16th birthday with some special treats and a ride. The second I opened his stall door to throw him some hay, I knew something was wrong. He was standing just off enough to raise an alarm.

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Feb 18, 2024 Sponsor

3 Facts Veterinarians Wish You Knew about DJD

Get a better understanding of degenerative joint disease (DJD) and how you and your veterinarian can work together to help manage the disease in your horse.

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Nov 12, 2023 Sponsor

Gas Colic in Horses (Spasmodic Colic)

Colic is pain that originates in the abdomen. Gas colic, also referred to as spasmodic colic, is one of the most common types of colic in horses. It is defined as mild to moderate abdominal pain that is caused by the accumulation of gas in the intestine. Gas colic either resolves on its own or with medical treatment recommended or provided by your horse’s veterinarian.

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Nov 05, 2023 Sponsor

Does Your Horse Lack Nutrients by Eating Hay?

Your horse was designed to spend his days roaming and grazing, thriving on the nutrients found in fresh grass. But since acres of pasture can be hard to come by, most horse owners turn to hay to meet their horses’ forage requirements.

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Jan 07, 2022 Education

Travel Tips for a Healthy and Happy Horse

When you’re traveling with your horse, there’s more to do than simply hitch up the trailer and hit the road. SmartPak has the top tips you need for you and your horse’s best (and safest) road trip ever. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can get your horse from point A to point B with confidence.

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Oct 03, 2021 Education

My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

“As a hands-on horse owner, you know your animals better than anyone,” began Dr. Elizabeth MacDonald, Clinical Instructor of Equine Medicine at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia. “So, when your horse is a bit slow coming in from the field, not as excited as normal, not interested in finishing their meal, you know something’s wrong. The first thing you can do is check your horse’s vital parameters, and checking a rectal temperature is something everyone can easily do.”

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Aug 22, 2021 Association News

Funding Approved by USEA Board of Governors for Equine Medical Research

Equine medical research has historically been underfunded. To address this underfunding, the Equine Medical Research Fund (EMRF) was created. Since 2014, United States Eventing Association (USEA) members have contributed a total of $284,052 one dollar at a time to the EMRF through their starter fees. An additional $22,700 was also donated by members through restricted donations.

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May 03, 2021 Eventing News

Sport Horse Health and Performance Series

Please join the Equine High Performance Sports Group for their new Sport Horse Series. Interact with human athlete trainers, champions in equestrian sport, and their coaches, veterinarians, farriers, and grooms to translate and apply their knowledge in training, treatment, preventative medicine, services, etc. of equine athletes under your care.

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Apr 17, 2021 Education

Staying Sound: The Importance of Foot Balance

There’s a saying that goes, “No hoof, no horse,” and in many ways it’s true. The hoof supports the entirety of the horse’s body and allows him to move athletically, flexing and extending to support movement. The hoof resists compression caused by the horse’s weight, absorbs and stores impact energy, and provides stability.

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Mar 29, 2021 Association News

USEA Podcast #280: Top Tip from Top Grooms #2

We're back this week on the USEA Official Podcast with another episode of "Top Tips from Top Grooms!" Nicole is joined by eventing groom extraordinaires Alex Van Tuyll, Emma Ford, and USEA President Max Corcoran to share some more expert tips on horse grooming and horse care.

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Mar 24, 2021 Safety

VIDEO: Safety Efforts in Three-Day Eventing

In December 2020, Dr. Erin Contino, a practicing veterinarian and an active eventer in Area IX, gave a presentation at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Virtual Convention on advances in safety in the sport of three-day eventing.

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