Bleeding from one or both nostrils during or following maximal exercise is referred to as ‘Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage’ (EIPH).
Some horses just seem to get fat on bitumen! Basic feeding rules demand that each horse be fed as an individual and the problems of the overweight horse highlight just how difficult some individuals can be to feed.
Colic refers to any condition causing signs of abdominal pain in horses. Following are some steps you can take to reduce the risk of colic attacks.
It is useful to be aware of the normal values for the vital signs of your horse.
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.
Everybody knows horses need forage and grain...but how much? How often? What kind? What else?
Most horse owners are aware that when feeds need to be changed, for whatever reason, it's best not to do it overnight. But they may not know why it's not right to do it that way or how to do it in the best and safest way for the horse.
Sometimes, trying to get weight on a poor doer can feel like banging your head against the wall. Sometimes the answer can be as simple as feeding more calories, and sometimes the problem, or static or dropping weight, requires a deeper probe.
If you are feeding a number of horses, it is important to be aware of changes in work and to keep a close eye on body condition. Horses are individuals and their nutritional requirements are just as unique as their personalities.
The potential problems associated with feeding lawn clippings far outweigh the benefits. Certainly there's nothing wrong with offering your four-legged friend a treat, but it’s safest to stick to the usual gustatory delights such as carrots and apples.