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Health & Wellness

Keratomas

Dr. Jed McKinlay, McKinlay & Peters Equine HospitalA Keratoma is an uncommon space occupying mass that lies between the hoof wall and the coffin bone of the horse. In other words, it is an abnormal mass of tissue that develops and grows inside the hoof wall. As it grows and…

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Dr. John Herning, McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is a relatively new tool in our treatment of performance horse injuries. it is non invasive and avoids competition conflicts such as with drug withdrawal issues. Shock wave therapy has been around since the 1980’s having been first…

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Training

Sacking Out Part 2—The Laying on of Hands

By Ann Kirk September is here and with it comes some cooler weather. But, there are still plenty of nice days to continue these lessons with your horse. We will continue where we left off last time with the sacking out process. The term “sack out” refers to a process…

Sacking Out – The First Touch

By Ann Kirk Hello again! It is Summer and we are in the middle of the best riding of the year. Whether you have a good seasoned horse, a young one you are starting to train or one that is less than ideal, these next lessons can help teach your…

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Baxter Black

Horse Psychology

By Baxter Black, DVMSome people are just flat good at handlin’ horses. They’ve got that good “horse savvy.” Matter of fact, there are people actually makin’ a livin’ trainin’ horses! I admire these folks’ ability and special talent. It’s always a pleasure to see a good horse workin’ right. But…

Good Dawg

By Baxter Black, DVM Every genuine or would be cowboy’s pride and joy is his ‘good dawg!’ One of the highlights at a Stock Show is the stock dog trials. Now, allowin’ for the fact that all my exposure to stock dogs in the past had been on workin’ cow…

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