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University of Minnesota Making Changes To Help Students Deal With Pressures Of Vet School

Veterinarians are at a greater risk of dying by suicide than the rest of the general population a new study has shown. To help vet students with mental health issues and help them manage stress, the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine has created new policies, such as making all classes for first-year vet […]

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Facebook Group Offers Support To Struggling Veterinarians

The number of veterinarians committing suicide each year is staggering: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that veterinarians are more likely to die by suicide than the general population. Male veterinarians are 2.1 times more likely, and female vets are 3.5 times more likely, to take their own lives than the general population. Not One […]

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Equine Vets Feel A Variety Of Pressures

 Equine veterinarians enter the profession because they love the horses. Even though many vets are too busy to ride or compete, let alone spend time with family, friends or in personal endeavors, their driving force is still the same: the horses and the people who love them. Most equine veterinarians are under intense pressure, but […]

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Effectiveness Of Monty Roberts’ Dually Halter Called Into Question

Professional natural horsemanship trainer Monty Roberts designed the Dually halter to encourage the horse to respect the handler with minimal pressure. The halter has an adjustable double noseband as well as left and right side training rings. Roberts believes that the halter has helped him train more than 4,000 horses that will not load. A […]

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Chestnut Horses More Sensitive To Saddle Fit

Similar to humans with red hair, red-headed horses have very sensitive skin. The largest organ of the body, skin is designed for defense. It’s also the first to show signs of pressure and can be used to assess pain in horses — specifically, pain from poor saddle fit. The area on a horse’s back where […]

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