Greasy heel is characterised by greasy, cracked or inflamed skin on the heels and rear of the pasterns.
It is important that all persons responsible for the health care of horses have an understanding of the common worms and how to control them.
Researchers estimate that 3 of every 100 performance horses will experience signs consistent with a diagnosis of tying-up. Multiple causes of acute muscle pain and cramping are now recognised and researchers are unraveling the genetic basis for tying-up.
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