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is an assistant professor of equine medicine at Louisiana State University. She earned her Bachelor of Science and veterinary degrees at Washington State University and her doctorate

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The Innovative Tom Bass Bit
1. No sharp corners at points of pressure on lips or tongue. 2. Upper shanks bent outward to accommodate the thickness of the horse’s lips. 3. Mouthpiece slightly thicker than the traditional Weymouth, and the whole bit slightly heavier. 4. Tongue re
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Possible Causes Of “Sidewinder” Syndrome Identified
Researchers in California are investigating the potential causes of an unusual and devastating gait defect they’ve termed “sidewinder” syndrome. “Sidewinder isn’t the diagnosis but a description of how the horse moves, which is sometimes called ‘crab
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5 Things To Consider When REFEEDING A STARVED HORSE
The sight of a starving horse---all hipbones and withers---usually sparks an immediate and nearly overwhelming urge: We want to get that horse a bucket of grain. Immediately. But if you have ever rescued and cared for a malnourished horse, you know a