Horse Health Matters®
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Horse health essentials
Quote of the day
Sometimes there is no next time, no time outs, no second chances, sometimes it now or never.
Today's glossary term
The genetic inheritance of an animal.
Tip of the day
Don't use a miniature donkey as a guard animal against predators. Even though they are brave, they are still prey and can be taken down by a large dog.
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- 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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Recent health center articles
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A "hard-keeper" is a horse that needs special attention in order to maintain adequate weight, especially during the cold winter months. Learn the 8 things you can do to maintain your horse's weight. If you have a "hard-keeper" this article is for you.
Add this to your [no-glossary]collection of useful horse factoids that (surprise!) you actually needed to know: Horses don't have a gallbladder because horses are designed to eat constantly.
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Size and strength of the stallion handler is not important. What is important is a basic understanding of stallion behavior, and an ability to replace natural fear with a calm and assertive actions that place the handler in control. Handling stallions is dangerous, and not for the typical horse owner. Learn more about basic stallion handling techniques here.