Chad Mendell

Chad Mendell is the former Managing Editor for TheHorse.com .

Articles by: Chad Mendell

Thwarting Thrush

Thwarting Thrush

Thrush can cause serious and sometimes permanent lameness if not treated promptly and properly.

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A Better Weigh

Learn how to use the body condition score system to classify horses’ body conditions.

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NYRA Adopts Anti-Slaughter Policy

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has a new anti-slaughter policy, which states that any horse owner or trainer stabled at a NYRA track found to have directly or indirectly sold a horse for slaughter will have his or her stalls permanently revoked, according to NYRA.com.

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Researching Complementary Therapies

Complementary medicine is based primarily on preventing the disease, disorder, or other ailment before it happens, with less emphasis treating it after. This is a bit of a contrast to what Westerners think of as traditional medicine.

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Healthy Horses: Endocrine System Function and Flaws

Horses suffer from few endocrine disorders compared to humans and companion animals; however, they’re not totally off the hook, explained Emily Graves, VMD, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, of Michigan State University, to horse owners in attendance at the

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Oral Joint Supplements: Do They Work?

Low bioavailability of oral glucosamine, poor product quality, low recommended doses, and a lack of scientific evidence showing efficacy of popular oral joint supplements are major concerns.

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