Most mares get pregnant without major problems, but some encounter difficulties along the way. Here’s how to work with your veterinarian to resolve the most common issues.
Jan 13, 2021
By cutting the DDFT, veterinarians can stop one of the forces that pulls on the coffin bone during laminitis.
Jan 12, 2021
Serious complications are uncommon in equine pregnancies, but when they occur the consequences can be devastating for both mare and foal. Here are six high-risk scenarios to watch for in pregnant mares.
Jan 7, 2021
To help horse owners better understand MRI, we’ve scoured our archives and collected 10 resources about this diagnostic modality and some of the ailments it can help identify, all available to you free on TheHorse.com. Sponsored by Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging.
Jan 4, 2021
An equine nutritionist reviews what we know about the horse’s immune system and the potential to enhance disease resistance through diet.
Dec 28, 2020
Follow these straightforward steps to help your horse lose weight and gain a competitive advantage.
In This Month's Issue
What The Poll Shows
Poll pain can cause performance, behavior, and welfare issues in horses. Here's how vets diagnose and treat it.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
- What's in Your Colic Toolkit?
- Be a Vigilant Broodmare Owner
- Reading Inner Hoof Structures
- Navigating a New Normal at the Barn
Total views: 604
Total views: 2017
Still looking for something?
Riding untamed drifts of deep, untouched powder is the Holy Grail for most skiing/snowboarding enthusiasts. Canada’s Rocky Mountains are known for huge annual snowfalls, great powder-producing conditions and long seasons. Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, the iconic Fairmont Château Lake Louise**** is nestled in a secluded location deep within Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Château is enveloped by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake with the natural beauty of this destination permeating every nook of the historic resort.
With 139km/87miles of slopes, Lake Louise is one of the largest ski areas in the Rocky Mountains (1646m – 2637m / 5,400ft – 8,650ft). The unique layout allows families and groups of varying abilities to ski together; there are beginner, intermediate and expert runs down from every chair.
VetPD has combined an exhilarating 5-day Powder Event combining a total of 5 days of skiing/snowboarding/alternative outdoor activities, 26 hours of cutting-edge lectures / case discussions and 15 hours of practical sessions / wetlabs on live horses for attendees to choose from. This will provide attendees with a total of 20 hrs of CE (RACE approval pending). The following internationally renowned speakers will be responsible for the lectures/wetlabs that are aimed at experienced general and advanced practitioners: Dr. Wes Sutter (Rood & Riddle, Saratoga, NY), Dr. Cristobal Navas de Solis (New Bolton Center, UPenn) & Dr. Frank Andrews (Louisiana State Univ., LA).
From Sunday – Wednesday attendees can choose from two streams of lectures between 7.00 – 9.00am, which will be followed by skiing/snowboarding/alternative outdoor activities between 9.00am – 4.00pm. Every day there will be the Powder Happy Hour between 3.30 – 4.00pm as a preamble to the two streams of lectures and wetlabs that will unfold between 4.00 – 7.00pm. The evenings will be free for leisurely wining and dining, to meet up with old friends and to make new ones.
The event will finish on Thursday morning, allowing attendees to fit in a 5th day of skiing before flying out from Calgary in the evening.
Alternative Outdoor Activities on offer include:
· Backcountry Off-Piste Excursions
· Cross-Country Skiing
· Ice Skating / Hockey
· Snow Trekking / Winter Hiking
· Dog sledding in Banff National Park
· Sleigh rides
· Sledding, Tobogganing & Tubing
· Banff Upper Hot Springs
· Horse Back Excursions
· Ice Climbing/Walking
· Ice Fishing
· Winter Paragliding
January 30 (Saturday) - February 4 (Thursday)