Horse Health Matters®
- A common cause of severe lameness
- How to prevent, and how to recognize
- By Jacob Butler, certified journeyman farrier
- Read the article
Horse health essentials
Quote of the day
My horse make me forget ALL my troubles.Emma
Today's glossary term
Mineral nutrients required by animals in very small amounts, usually measured in milligrams or smaller units.
Tip of the day
If you live in a moderate winter weather area with occasional freezes, protect all exposed pipe in your barn area with easy-to-use wrap-on pipe insulation available at home centers.
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- What is a hoof abscess? How do I know if my horse has an abscess?
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- How do I identify hoof cracks and what is the best way to care for them?
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- Is there a low cost way of getting my horse to gain some weight?
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- My mare pins her ears when I approach!
- Is an all-stock 12% protein feed mix safe for my horse?
- How do I help my horse's dry cracked feet?
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