Vaccination against the deadly Hendra virus in horses does not reduce their racing performance, according to new research published in the Australian Veterinary Journal.
Greasy heel is characterised by greasy, cracked or inflamed skin on the heels and rear of the pasterns.
'Heaves' is a condition somewhat similar to asthma in humans. The scientific name for the problem is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It can also be known as recurrent airway disease or recurrent airway obstruction.
There are many underlying causes of colic or abdominal pain in a horse. Although there are are various colic 'drenches' and other colic remedies available, the cause of colic should be established to ensure the appropriate treatment is given. Always consult your vet for advice.
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