Greasy heel is characterised by greasy, cracked or inflamed skin on the heels and rear of the pasterns.
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.
Everybody knows horses need forage and grain...but how much? How often? What kind? What else?
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.
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