Health & Horsemanship
March 2016 - Fitness Tip: Umbrella Breathing
Written by Carla Bauchmueller
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 01:41
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Breath technique creates the right balance of relaxation and muscle tone.

by Carla Bauchmueller

You have probably heard your trainer say: “Breathe!” and then realized that you had actually really stopped breathing. Do you remember how that felt? You had probably lost the feel for your horse and for your seat. You probably felt unstable and tense. Your horse probably started tensing up or literally held its breath, too.

March 2016 - Nutrition Tip: Laminitis Risk
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 01:36
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Easy Keepers not so easy when it comes to laminitis risk.

As owners, we recognize ponies and some breeds of horses as “easy keepers.” Research now suggests this may be related to a higher incidence of laminitis (though this is something horse owners have probably known for a long time!).

March 2016 - EHV-1 At Bay
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 01:34
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No new cases reported since Feb. 7 euthanization in Riverside County.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture reported that a 14 year old polo mare, in Riverside County, displaying acute onset neurologic signs was euthanized on Sunday, February 7. The necropsy results from the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory on February 9, confirmed the non-neuropathogenic strain of EHV-1.

February 2016 - N’Dura Hoof ProShield
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 07:21
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Safe, easy-to-use and durable hoof coating prevents and repairs hoof issues.

DM Healthcare Products, Inc., a leading authority on innovative adhesive materials, is proud to introduce its breakthrough new hoof protection product for horses – N’Dura Hoof™ ProShield™. This revolutionary new application is the first-ever UV cured urethane gel that is easy – can be applied by both farriers and horse owners in minutes, fast – cures completely in 30 seconds, and durable – protects and repairs hooves for six-plus weeks. ProShield is also SAFE – with no harsh chemicals or solvents.

February 2016 - Calories Versus Nutrients
Written by Dr. Gabi Gross
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 07:10
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The difference between these two often-misunderstood terms is the key for performance energy and metabolic problems.

by Dr. Gabi Gross

Most of us have dealt with calories at some point in our own lives. Whether we wanted to lose weight or went on a bodysculpt program, counting calories was essential.

But what about our horses? Do they need calories?

February 2016 - Farnam Laser Sheen Skin & Coat Supplement
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 07:03
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New product revolutionizes from the inside out.

Head-turning shine does more than make a great first impression. It also speaks volumes about a horse’s overall well-being. When your horse needs to look and feel his best, you need new Laser Sheen Skin® & Coat Supplement.

January 2016 - Chatwin: I Can See Clearly Now
Written by CRM
Saturday, 02 January 2016 05:21
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UC Davis equine ophthalmologists return top eventer to championship shape.

After an all-night drive returning from the March Copper Meadows event, rider and owner Frankie Thieriot turned out her champion three-day eventer horse Chatwin so he could stretch his legs after the long drive.

December 2015 - Help For Head Cases
Written by CRM
Saturday, 28 November 2015 00:44
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Standing computed tomography arrives in Southern California at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital.

San Luis Rey Equine Hospital adds computed tomography (CT, or “cat scan”) to their advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities. The hospital in San Diego County’s Bonsall is currently one of two clinics in North America successfully performing standing CT scans of the equine skull. This includes visualization of the brain, sinuses, nasal cavities and teeth, all without the superimposition, which greatly hampers standard radiography. With the installation design at SLREH, imaging of the skull is possible without the need for general anesthesia.

December 2015 - Winter Feeding Tip
Written by by Dr. Juliet Getty, Ph.D.
Saturday, 28 November 2015 00:39
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Short days and cool temperatures can increase sugar and starch content.

by Dr. Juliet Getty, Ph.D.

As temperatures begin to dip, it’s time to transition to winter feeding and that means understanding sugar and starch that lurk in your fall pasture growth.

November 2015 - Ready With Your Records?
Written by CRM
Saturday, 31 October 2015 06:04
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New USEF vaccination rule takes effect Dec. 1.

Beginning Dec. 1 of this year, the U.S. Equestrian Federation is requiring all horses at its sanctioned competitions to be vaccinated against equine influenza virus (EIV) and equine herpesvirus (EHV) within the previous six months.Anyone bringing horses onto the show grounds will need to have proof that those vaccinations are up to date. This is part of new USEF rule, GR 845.

March 2016 - Emergency Or Not?
Written by Kim F. Miller
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 01:39
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Knowing the difference is an important part of horse ownership.

by Kim F. Miller

When Nancy Loving, DVM, began giving regular presentations on emergency first aid care, emergency calls to her Loving Equine Clinic in Boulder, CO practice decreased by 90 percent. That inspired the author of All Horse Systems Go to share the information broadly, which included coming to California as a speaker at Horse Expo Pomona Feb. 5-7.


March 2016 - SmartPak Launches Mobile Retail Store
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 01:35
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Expertise and renowned customer service rolls into the West Coast.

Watch out, California, SmartPak has arrived! SmartPak is excited to announce the official unveiling of the SmartPak Mobile Store. Throughout the year, the mobile retail store will be calling the West Coast home, attending various horse shows and trade show events.

March 2016 - Examining the Pre-Purchase Exam
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 01:31
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Florida veterinarian shares the whats, hows and whys of key step in most equine transactions.

Palm Beach Equine Clinic’s Dr. Richard Wheeler recently shared the basic steps he takes in performing an equine pre-purchase exam. Dr. Wheeler and PBEC’s 28 veterinarians, including Board Certified surgeons, internal medicine specialists, and radiologists, are considered some of the most experienced in the disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and polo. All of the doctors enjoy the opportunity to work with many of the top horses in the world in all disciplines featured in PBEC’s home base of Wellington, FL.

February 2016 - Fitness Tip: Balanced Rider = Balanced Horse
Written by Elizabeth Hanson, Equestrian Pilates®
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 07:17
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by Elizabeth Hanson, Equestrian Pilates®

One of the greatest skills that separates an upper level rider from a beginner is the ability to notice and anticipate the movement of the horse and then move his body exactly as needed.

February 2016 - Wild Gold
Written by CRM
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 07:07
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Traceability is a strong point for nutritional supplement company.

Wild Gold’s long-standing relationships and ability to work directly with small, family-owned farms offers a level of “traceability” in its horse, people and dog supplements that is rare in today’s supplement market. Traceability is the ability to track any food, feed, food-producing animal or substance that will be used for consumption, through all stages of production, processing and distribution.

January 2016 - Oxygen Therapy
Written by CRM
Saturday, 02 January 2016 05:24
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy unit, for horses, on-site at HITS Thermal.

As the title sponsor of its veterinary building at HITS Desert Horse Park during the 2016 HITS Thermal Desert Circuit, Mobile Equine Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy will have its HBOT unit on site throughout the eight-week hunter/jumper series that starts Jan. 19.

January 2016 - Fitness Tip
Written by Robin Martinez
Saturday, 02 January 2016 05:18
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Mission, accountability and unshakable goals are keys to successful New Year’s resolution.

by Robin Martinez

With the New Year ahead, many people will be making resolutions about diet and exercise. Most of these resolutions will fizzle, not because those making them didn’t really want them to happen but because either their expectations are unrealistic (like believing that exercise is the best way to lose weight) or because they don’t have a structure in place that will support them as they make these new ideas a permanent part of their daily life. 

December 2015 - New Rules
Written by CRM
Saturday, 28 November 2015 00:41
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USEF makes changes to accountability for drugs & medication policies.

The USEF Board of Directors recently approved a rule change, which expands the range of responsible parties for violations of the USEF’s Drugs and Medications rules. As of Dec 1, 2015, the rule will include additional categories of individuals who are responsible and accountable parties, which are defined as Persons Responsible and Support Personnel.

November 2015 - Gone Green
Written by CRM
Saturday, 31 October 2015 06:05
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Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher receives organic listing.

Sweet PDZ® reports that its market leading Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher product line has recently received “organic” status with OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute). This new product status will give assurance to consumers everywhere that Sweet PDZ is properly approved and authorized for use in organic applications and in processing or production channels.

October 2015 - Horseshoer's Secret
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:12
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New Farnam hoof & connective tissue supplement features advanced formula for hoof, tendon & ligament nutrition.

Athletic talent and pedigree alone won’t carry your horse into the winner’s circle or down the trail. He needs good feet and strong legs under him. That’s why Farnam® developed new Horseshoer’s Secret® EXTRA STRENGTH Hoof & Connective Tissue Supplement.

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