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June 2008 Horse Care IQ Quiz

Posted by Dr. Karen Hayes on Sun 1st of June 2008

If your young horse intermittently stumbles on the hindquarters while he's being trained, he could be suffering from a common and potentially dangerous condition called "upward fixation of the patella." Find out what causes it, why it's dangerous, and what can be done about it.

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May 2008 Horse Care IQ Quiz

Posted by Dr. Karen Hayes on Wed 30th of April 2008

Do you ride Western? English? Endurance? Huntseat? No matter what discipline (if any) you follow, you can improve both your own -- and your horse's -- strength, balance, soundness, confidence, and protection from injury, by using a method that makes a better horse and rider in all disciplines.

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April 2008 Horse Care IQ Quiz

Posted by Dr. Karen Hayes on Mon 31st of March 2008

This month's IQ quiz covers multiple topics in quick true-false questions that are rich with information and a great way to give yourself a horse care update.

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March 2008 Horse Care IQ Quiz

Posted by Dr. Karen Hayes on Sat 1st of March 2008

Spring is a common time for horses (especially stall-confined ones) to come down with a cough. Should you intervene? If so, how? If not, why not?

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February 2008 Horse Care IQ Quiz

Posted by Dr. Karen Hayes on Thu 31st of January 2008

No matter how much you know about horses, it's important to relate with them in a manner that ensures that they not only trust you, but that they also respect you. To forget that (which even seasoned horse professionals do from time to time) is to create a potentially dangerous situation, for reasons that might surprise you. Find out where you stand with your own horses.

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January 2008 Horse Care IQ Quiz

Posted by Dr. Karen Hayes on Tue 1st of January 2008

How healthy is your horse's gut? You don't need your vet to answer that question. Learn how to read the signs routinely. They'll give you a forewarning while it's still easy to help him back onto the healthy path -- well before his condition starts going south.

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December 2007 Horse Care IQ Quiz

Posted by Dr. Karen Hayes on Mon 26th of November 2007

The recent, much publicized cases of human "superbug" MRSA infections have people feeling jumpy and looking suspiciously at their horses. Get a strong dose of straight talk about where MRSA comes from and how to protect yourself and all your animals.

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November 2007 Horse Care IQ Quiz

Posted by Dr. Karen Hayes on Thu 1st of November 2007

You have more control than you realize over how fast your horse ages, and whether his golden years are happy and healthy, or marred by pain and misery. Here's information you can apply at any age, and the sooner, the better.

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October 2007 Horsecare IQ Quiz

Posted by Dr. Karen Hayes on Mon 1st of October 2007

With winter just around the corner, some horse-care topics should be re-evaluated so you can avoid winter-related horse health problems, even if the weather doesn't get ice-cold where you live.

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September 2007 Horsecare IQ Quiz

Posted by Dr. Karen Hayes on Sat 1st of September 2007

Learn how to recognize this #1 most common cause of lameness, and how to help your horse's foot heal itself.

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