Horse Health Matters®
- A common cause of severe lameness
- How to prevent, and how to recognize
- By Jacob Butler, certified journeyman farrier
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Horse health essentials
Quote of the day
Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart because you will never regret it.Author Unknown
Today's glossary term
The state of lying down-often not being able to get back up.
Tip of the day
Never reach down and grab a horse's leg. Start at the shoulder or hip, and slide your hand down the limb. In most cases, a gentle squeeze just above the fetlock will be enough to get the horse to lift its leg.
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