Nicole Kitchener

Articles by Nicole Kitchener - 35 results

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Health

What to Do If You Suspect Your Horse Has Dementia

While no research has been published to date on dementia in horses, it stands to reason they can be affected by cognitive deterioration.

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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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Hoof Care

Sniffing Out and Combatting Thrush in Horses’ Hooves

Thrush is a common bacterial infection of the equine hoof that causes the frog area it to disintegrate, essentially rotting it away.

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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

A Look at the Mystery of Headshaking Syndrome in Horses

Learn to recognize the symptoms of headshaking in horses – a painful and stressful condition in caused by a misfiring of the trigeminal nerve.

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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.