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.
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.
Horses are often hassled by an itchy, annoying skin condition known as 'Queensland Itch' or 'Sweet Itch'.
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.
Laminitis is a catastrophic syndrome that should always be treated as an emergency. Recent research and new techniques used to treat this condition now make it possible to save horses that might have otherwise died.
Of all the domesticated animals, horses seem to be most prone to development of dental abnormalities for a number of reasons.
With good care, many horses live well into their twenties or even thirties.
When access to high-quality pasture is available, horses, especially good doers, will find the extra calories they require in succulent grasses. In fact, owners may want to be sure horses don't become too pudgy as winter segues into spring and summer.
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.
As we all know, hay is often a mainstay of winter diets. When pasture grasses stop growing and start turning an unappetising shade of brown, it is time to begin supplementing good-quality hay to pastured horses.