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back in 1995, Stacey Small and I saw a void in equine publications. of its readers to make sound decisions
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Fifteen years ago nutrition didn’t make headlines; miracle Drugs did. Fifteen years ago
horses with tendon and ligament damage were left to rest in a stall. Fifteen years ago Karen Tappenden
massage was considered a luxury and was only for the wealthy. mainstream magazines
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did not focus on The Whole Approach to equine health care; the mindset was to react Editor
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