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Cool It: Dry Ice Use Illegal At International Competition

The international governing body of horse sport, the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), is warning equestrians about the hazards of using dry ice on horse’s legs. The organization became aware of the possibility of dry ice use after a video surfaced of Spanish rider Arkaitz Arakistain Aristi’s endurance horse standing with his front feet submerged in tubs […]

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Human Health Innovations Can Be Used To Keep Horses Sound

Tendon injuries in horses can be difficult to rehabilitate, and should include monitoring of pain, heavy and slow loading, and progressive resistance. Equine veterinarians are turning to human medicine to offer horses additional tendon-healing strategies, which Dr. Seth O’Neill, PhD, MSc, PGCE, HE, MCSP, MMACP, of the University of Leicester’s College of Life Sciences, discussed […]

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Benefits And Challenges To Cryotherapy For Laminitic Horses

Laminitis remains a common and devastating condition that frequently results in long-term incapacitation, recurrence of disease, and even loss of life. While laminitis can’t always be predicted or avoided, sepsis-related laminitis secondary to colic, colitis, or uterine infections, for example, may be avoided with cryotherapy. “Cryotherapy involves the controlled cooling of a horse’s hooves using either ice water or […]

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Cryotherapy For Laminitic Horses

Laminitis remains a common and devastating condition that frequently results in long-term incapacitation, recurrence of disease, and even loss of life. While laminitis can’t always be predicted or avoided, sepsis-related laminitis secondary to colic, colitis, or uterine infections, for example, may be avoided with cryotherapy. “Cryotherapy involves the controlled cooling of a horse’s hooves using either ice water […]

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The Skinny On Equine Sarcoids

A type of skin cancer, sarcoids can become more than just a nuisance if left untreated–they can be deadly. Though they don’t typically spread to internal organs from local tissues, a horse that has had a sarcoid is more prone to growing additional tumors. There are a variety of types of sarcoids and treatments available, […]

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Cool Off: Technique Is Important To Maintain Safety And Effectiveness During Cold Therapy

Some horses determined to injure themselves, whether from playing too hard in the field or from taking a bad step under saddle. No matter what the cause of the injury, icing the injured area can be helpful, particularly during the first few days after an injury occurs. However, if there is an open wound in addition […]

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