If the Shoe Fits

Finding a qualified farrier for your barrel horse is an important part of protecting your horse’s health—so here’s how.

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Colic: Better Options, Better Outcomes

Although many colic cases are mild in nature, others can imperil your horse’s life and career and can require surgery. Today, because of advancements and innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of colic, the chances of survival and return to normal activity following colic surgery have never been better.

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Guidelines for Horses Exposed to Wildfire Smoke

The severe fires throughout California over the past three months have exposed humans and animals to unhealthy air containing wildfire smoke and particulates. These particulates can build up in the respiratory system, causing a number of health problems including burning eyes, runny noses and illnesses such as bronchitis.

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Pressure, Please

Unfamiliar with acupressure? Learn to relax your horse’s muscles and help maintain his spinal alignment with some pressure pointers from equine therapist Bill Hackett.

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UC Davis Helps Champion Rope Horse Return After Botulism Poisoning

John, an 11-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding, and his owner/rider Doug Parker worked for years to qualify for the World Series of Team Roping in Las Vegas. Just before that became a reality in 2016, however, John was stricken with botulism, a toxic poisoning that had already killed one of his stablemates. Parker, who knew the World Series was now out of the question, raced to the UC Davis veterinary hospital to save John’s life.

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