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The lowdown on the common lumps and bumps of horses

Horse Health: Often the best treatment is benign neglect until they get better on their own

Over their lifetime, horses present with an array of lumps and bumps on various occasions. At times the lump or bump will seemingly appear suddenly from out of nowhere, or it may develop slowly and remain for years without change. The behaviour and clinical picture of the lump/bump will determine whether it needs further investigation […] Read more

Renaud Léguillette (on left) fits a horse with a special mask to measure the maximal rate of oxygen  consumption (known as VO2 max) as the animal exercises.

Equine athletes to benefit from new research program

The focus will be on reducing injuries in racehorses, show jumpers, 
and Western pleasure, rodeo, and draft horses

High-performance equine athletes are like people — they need to be at peak fitness to perform at their maximum. And, as with any athlete, injuries can occur. How to train horses for top performance while avoiding injury is one issue facing the sport horse industry in Alberta that will be studied further thanks to a […] Read more