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The Art of Bandaging

Bandaging your horse's lower legs can be an important part of your daily care routine.  Because of the delicate nature of the lower limb, it is vitally important to understand when and when not to use bandages and also how to apply them properly.  Bandaging can provide protection and support for your horse but they [...]

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Echinacea; The Range Plant They Crave to Graze

Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs on the market, second only to garlic for immune support. A perennial that blooms in many backyard gardens each summer, the common name for Echinacea is Purple or White Coneflower.  The most common species are Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea. Echinacea has been used by the North American Indians for thousands of [...]

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Incredible, Edible Garlic

Considered to be one of the most researched and effective natural healing substances in the world, garlic is used as an anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent.  How many single herbs can say that?Garlic (Allium sativum), a member of the onion family, is also affectionately know as the "stinking rose."  The bulb is the part utilized [...]

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Don't Be Scared of Scars

No matter how they are created, all wounds go through the same healing process and there are very specific stages through which the wound should progress in order to minimize scarring or hair loss.The body’s initial reaction to the wound is to restrict blood flow to the area in an effort to prevent hemorrhaging. The blood contains [...]

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3 Tips For Choosing the Right Equine Shampoo

When the weather gets warm, we turn to the hose to help us keep our horses cool, clean and happy.  After exercise or competition, our horses are continually doused in bath braces or shampooed daily (sometimes twice!).  Grey horses and those with lots of chrome get the brunt of it; forever scrubbed to keep them [...]

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Why is my liniment banned from competition?

As riders, we want the best for our horses.  Herbal supplements and topical products are commonplace in the equine world but, as the options expand and as regulatory bodies crack down, it is important to know why certain ingredients are singled out.  FEI is arguably the largest equine regulatory body in the world and Arenus [...]

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The 7 Staples of Sore No-More

For years, Sore No-More has been the most trusted liniment brand among equestrians.  When our Classic formula hit the shelves, users were shocked at how gentle and effective an herbal liniment could truly be.  Since that time, the Sore No-More family has grown into 3 distinct lines to meet the ever changing needs of recreational and [...]

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The 5 Best Podcasts for Equestrians

Well into the digital age, rarely do we watch TV, read or listen to the radio the old fashioned way.  We binge watch our favorite shows via Netflix, read e-books on our Kindle and listen to commercial free radio via apps or podcasts.  Podcasts, in particular, are gaining in popularity and, no matter what your [...]

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Antibiotics: Your horse's digestive foe?

Veterinarians and horse owners are often faced with cases that include some type of infection or risk of infection.  When this happens, antibiotics undoubtedly enter the treatment regimen.  Right?Not exactly.  Veterinarians will take into consideration a number of factors before prescribing your horse antibiotics, such as the implications of antibiotic resistance, overall health of your horse [...]

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6 Things You May Not Know About Sand Colic

Colic is the most common medical ailment in the horse and, over the past 25 years there have been great strides in both the prevention and treatment of colic. Improvements in deworming products and schedules, equine dentistry, and management practices have helped to reduce the number of colic cases immensely. Advances in veterinary knowledge and the development of new drugs [...]

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