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Heat stress can affect any horse, but older horses and young ones, especially foals, are particularly vulnerable. • Photo by Soledad Lorieto via Unsplash

Is it Hot Enough for You?

If the heat is getting to you, chances are it's a lot harder on your horse. Knowing what to look for will help keep your horses safe during times like these.
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Health Matters: Understanding Pain

Taking good care of horses means being able to recognize when they're in pain, and understand how much pain they're feeling. Given they can't talk, that can be a difficult thing to do.
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Treating Cryptorchids

As a follow-up to last month’s column about the condition of cryptorchidism in young stallions, this month we will look at your options for treatment. The saying goes that sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease, but I would say the opposite is the case for cryptorchidism. You may not have had the […]
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The World of Cryptorchids

I have a theory that states the size of a stallion’s testicles is inversely proportional to their “undesirable” behavior. Stated another way, the smaller the testicles, the more the attitude; the larger the testicles, the calmer-minded the stallion. Over 20 years of equine veterinary medicine, I have found this to be true of horses and […]

Merial Launches an Additional Equine NSAID Option

EQUIOXX® (firocoxib) tablets received FDA approval in July, and now this new 57mg chewable tablet formulation of the only equine coxib non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is available for purchase with a prescription.