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oug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF, has a doctorate in veterinary anatomy and equine nutrition and more than 57 years of experience as a practicing farrier. He is a Certified Journeyman Farrier and a 

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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
Equus3 min de lectureMedical
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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One Way To Make A Mare More Agreeable
A Colorado State University study suggests that removing a mare’s ovaries can have a positive effect on her behavior. The researchers reviewed the cases of 27 mares referred to the university clinic for generally poor behavior that was not associated