Nicole Kitchener

Articles by Nicole Kitchener - 34 results

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Health

The Mystery of Equine Dementia

Can older horses be affected by senility or dementia, similar to elderly humans? Surprisingly, there has been very little medical research in this area.

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Health

New Horizons in Equine Health: Regenerative Medicine

In horses, one of the most common and better-recognized regenerative medicine techniques is using stem cells to promote regrowth of various body tissues.

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Rider Health

Beyond Concussions

The permanent consequences of repeated head injuries.

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Health

Equine Veterinary Research in Canada: An Update

In the April 2009 issue we took a look at research that is being carried out at the vet schools. Today, we catch up on a number of those projects.

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Equine Ownership

Money-Saving Tips for Horse People

As the nation’s horse people are trying to find the means to afford their equine pursuits, this article highlights clever money-saving tips.

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Health

Headshaking Syndrome – One owner’s story

Nicole Kitchener highlights symptoms and treatments for the painful and virtually untreatable condition called headshaking syndrome.

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Health

Equine Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive, chronic disease that causes the degeneration of joints, resulting in pain, stiffness and lameness.

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Health

A Look at Laminitis

Overweight equines certainly are considered high-risk candidates for laminitis, but horses of any breed, size, etc., can become victims of this condition.

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Health

Getting to the Teeth of the Matter

Regular dental care can prevent oral issues that can be the cause of a myriad of health, performance, and behavioural problems.

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Miscellaneous

The Big EQ Diet

A 2013 University of South Carolina study suggests that 42 per cent of female collegiate equestrians are at risk for disordered eating.

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