Horse Health Matters®
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Horse health essentials
Quote of the day
You can't teach experience.Ray Hunt
Today's glossary term
The part of the hind leg between the stifle and the hock.
Tip of the day
A horse hoof grows on average 1/3 inch (.8 cm) per month. Rear hoofs grow faster than front hoofs. Unshod grow faster than shod.
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- Is there a low cost way of getting my horse to gain some weight?
- How do you shoe a horse with a crooked leg?
- 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?
- I have two horses in my small herd of 5 that don't get along. What can I do?
- My horse has a club foot. Can it be treated?
- I'm building a barn. How big should the stalls be?
- My horse eats free-choice hay but she is getting fat. What should I do?
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