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The Importance of USDA-Accredited Vets

In 1921 the USDA established the veterinary accreditation program so private practitioners could assist federal veterinarians in controlling animal...

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Climate Change and Horse Keeping: Managing the Uncertainty

A little more than a year ago I was invited to travel to Australia to be the keynote speaker at a conference on horses and land management. One of...

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Warning: You Might Need to Post Signs at Your Horse Facility

Many states, including Oregon, require that horse facilities have posted signs outlining the state's equine activity statute. Photo: Michelle...

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A New Meaning to ‘Paint Horse’

Studies show zebra stripes might work as a fly deterrent. Photo: Photos.com Of course everyone is fully aware of what zedonks, zorses,...

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Evaluating Conformation

Equine enthusiasts are always evaluating the horse’s appearance, particularly if they are considering purchasing the animal. Conformation is the...

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How Perceptions Change

When I was starting my veterinary practice 14 years ago, I wanted to do something important with my degree. So I contacted a tiny therapeutic riding...

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Pick on Someone Your Own Size

As a mom of three, if I've said it once, I've said it a million times: keep your hands to yourself! Why oh why is this such a difficult concept for...

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Practical Horse Feeding for Adult Horses

Avoid over or under feeding by always weighing hay (and grain). Feeding by eye or the scoop is not accurate and wastes feed and money. Photo:...

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Animal Survivor Q

Trainer Julie Blacklow thought Q’s quiet demeanor and willing attitude had to do with her team’s excellent training skills at Rosebud River Ranch...

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Unattended Children at Boarding Stables

At Equine Legal Solutions, our boarding stable clients often ask about parents dropping off their children and leaving them for hours at a time. As...

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