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SOFT TISSUE INJURY IN SPORT HORSES by Dr Maxwell Hall
With high level horses performing a variety of athletic feats soft tissue injuries are an ongoing risk. Veterinarians now have more treatment options than ever for these injuries and highlight the importance of a rehabilitation program after treatment.
POTENTIAL CAREER ENDING INJURY by Katelyn Prendiville
‘Suspensory’ is definitely a word no horse owner wants to hear when the vet is making a diagnosis, but show jumper Annabel Cowcher and her mare Bellhaven Paris are now well on the way back to the performance arena after treatment with a procedure called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
FINE_TUNE YOUR RIDING by Linda Parelli
Riders often don’t focus where their horse is focussing, which can give the horse mixed messages. Refining the aids and developing precision and finesse can be achieved by a simple technique developed by Linda Parelli.
Reader’s Story – CHEST ABSCESS by Janet Forster
GRAPHIC IMAGES: When her stallion was found with substantial swelling from his chest down his foreleg Janet initially worried he may have broken his leg. When a huge hole opened in his chest a few days later, it became clear that a significant abscess was the problem.
What are they and why do they occur?
PONY SADDLE FITTING by Kaye Meynell
Ponies come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their riders, which can make finding the perfect fitting saddle a difficult task. There’s a number of factors that should be taken into account, as explained by Master Saddler and Saddle Fitter Kay Hastilow and other leading professionals.
TRAINING TIPS - food for though with Monty Roberts
by Felicity Wischer
Clinician’s such as Monty Roberts can just be talking away and some of their more offhand/off the cuff remarks and insights may well be the ‘light bulb’ moment for their audience.
HEARING AND THE EQUINE EAR by Kit Prendergast
With more information emerging of how the horse perceives the world around it, riders and horse handlers have the opportunity to maximise their horse handling skills by understanding aspects of hearing and how it affect the horse’s behaviour.
|Chest Abscess- a reader's story
|Please Explain-missing teeth
|Electrolytes in Winter?
WHEAT INTOLERANCE by Angela Davison
Could the consumption of wheaten chaff, hay and products containing wheat be having an impact on some horse’s health?
EQUINE STABILITY by Wendy Murdoch
Few consider how the horse senses the ground through its feet and just assume their horse knows where its feet are. With a few simple tools anyone can help a horse find better balance and improve their performance.
FROM HOBBY TO BUSINESS Part 2 by Wendy Elks
Continuing on from last issue, ideas on marketing a small business are explained and number of equestrian business owners share their knowledge and experiences gained from from running their own hobby or equestrian businesses.
ELECTROLYTE USE by Dr Tania Cubitt
Commonly used in summer, horses in heavy work over winter may also need electrolytes replaced with an appropriate supplement.
WINTER FEEDING by Kaye Meynell
It’s important to assess a horse’s feeding requirements over the winter months to determine if they require additional feed to cope with colder, wet conditions.
PLEASE EXPLAIN with Shannon Lee - Equine Dental Vets, and Ian Francis
Equine Dental Vets of Australia explain what’s involved when removing a horse’s tooth and the implications for a horse that’s missing a tooth; Champion reiner, Ian Francis, answers the query ‘What is a reining bit?’, and with breeding season rapidly approaching there is an explanation of what 'teasing a mare' means.
HORSE FRONT News, veterinary advances and horse happenings around the world.
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