Researchers at Colorado State University studied the analgesic and biomechanical responses of using a bio-electromagnetic energy regulation therapy blanket in the treatment of epaxial thoracolumbar muscle pain in riding horses.
Three researchers from New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United States conducted a cross-sectional survey of working draft donkeys in Pakistan to evaluate hoof size and shape while looking for associations with conformation, lameness and shoeing.
Happiness is a subjective feeling of a positive emotional mental state that is associated with good welfare of animals. Therefore, the ability to recognize happiness in animals has tremendous potential to improve their overall well-being. Researchers from Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom surveyed horse owners and riders’ beliefs regarding their horse’s happiness.
Photosensitization and photodermatitis are not uncommon in the horse and are often confused with scratches when they affect white areas around the pastern. The underlying causes can be difficult to identify, but weeds including the wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) have been implicated.
Farriery requires knowledge and skills to provide proper equine hoof care. In this series, sponsored by VICTORY, American Farriers Journal visits Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo. In this edition, Chris Gregory discussed his journey to becoming an educator, his focus in teaching farrier students and the state of farrier education.
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