With good care, many horses live well into their twenties or even thirties.
Greasy heel is characterised by greasy, cracked or inflamed skin on the heels and rear of the pasterns.
Too fat, too thin: how is your horse looking after the winter months?
For something that happens every year, weaning never seems to take on the status of 'just another day's work'. You can minimise problems by weaning at the optimum time and by implementing a sound nutritional plan for mares and foals both before and after weaning.
Mares should be fed differently during early pregnancy, late pregnancy, and lactation. By understanding the mare's nutrient needs during each stage of her reproductive cycle, a suitable and cost effective feeding program can be designed and implemented.
'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.
Paterson’s Curse is a plant that is extremely toxic to horses, most commonly resulting in chronic liver failure due to repeated intake of the plant when pasture is scarce, such as after a drought or a fire.
They're tiny, cute, and appealing. Just looking at a Miniature Horse makes you want to give it a cuddle and a treat! Unfortunately, obesity is a common and deadly problem.
Lice infestations on horses causes skin irritation, self mutilation and loss of condition. Incidence peaks in late winter and spring, recurring annually once lice become established in a stable or paddock.
Tracking down the reason for this annoying (and occasionally dangerous) behaviour can be a lengthy and difficult chore. Asking questions about the horse’s habits is the first step in solving the puzzle.
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