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Take a Peek Inside Montreal’s Equine Asthma Research Lab

The Equine Asthma Research Lab at the University of Montreal is dedicated to discovering the mechanisms behind equine asthma and developing new treatments.

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Researchers Have New Hope for Bowed Tendons in Horses

A study is underway at the Ontario Veterinary College to find a better treatment for superficial digital flexor tendonitis or “bowed tendons” in horses.

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UCalgary Undergrad Wins Top Equine Symposium Prize

Stefan Gavriliuc claimed the $10,000 top prize at the University of Calgary’s International Equine Symposium for his work analyzing gut parasites in horses.

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Comparing Analgesic Drugs Used in Equine Surgeries

Some surgical veterinary drugs can cause allergic reactions in horses, so researchers are working to find the safest options available.

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Researchers Continue to Investigate Equine Herpesvirus

Scientists at two Canadian veterinary schools are conducting research into Equine herpesvirus 1, to better understand and treat this contagious disease.

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Scientists Receive $138,000 for Equine Musculoskeletal Studies

Studies at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine will look into equine temporomandibular joints and thyroid hormones in the musculoskeletal system.

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Reduce the Risk: 8 Colic Prevention Tips for Horse Owners

Learn how to reduce your horse’s risk of colic with these eight management practices designed to keep his digestive tract in good working order.

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The Harmonious Seat: Make the Move to Improve Your Riding

The relationship between horse and rider is delicate and ever-evolving, and maybe none is as complex as the biomechanics when breeches meet saddle.

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Exertional Rhabdomyolysis (aka Tying-Up) in Horses

Whether you call it Monday morning disease, azoturia, set fast, tying-up syndrome or exertional rhabdomyolysis, the symptoms can be quite disturbing.

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How to Set Up the Perfect Home Gym for Horseback Riders

Here’s a list of simple, economical home equipment and rider-focussed exercises to give you some bang for your out-of-the-saddle buck.

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