Tendon and ligament strains and sprains are common injuries in the lower limbs of performance horses. Why are tendons and ligaments so susceptible to injury and what is the best treatment for them?
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.
Crib-biting and wood chewing are vices or stereotypies, repetitive behaviours that seem to have no obvious purpose.
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.
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.
Of all the domesticated animals, horses seem to be most prone to development of dental abnormalities for a number of reasons.
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.
With good care, many horses live well into their twenties or even thirties.
Founder is one of the most crippling diseases of horses and ponies. Laminitis, the initiating cause of founder, can affect any horse, of any age or sex, at any time of year. Laminitis can be triggered by a variety of metabolic or physical causes.
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.