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Wood Chewing

Wood chewing is not only costly to horse owners, but can severely damage the health of the horse by causing dental, mouth, and stomach problems. Learn about the causes of wood chewing ways of preventing it in your horse.

Wind Galls

 Read about how you can prevent wind galls in the joints and tendons through sound training and work programs and the best ways to treat windgalls if these swellings develop in your horse's limbs.

Weight Loss

 Learn when you should be concerned about weight loss in your horse, the many possible causes, and the ways of preventing unhealthy weightloss through sound horse management, accurate diagnoses of diseases, and careful attention to nutrition.

Weaving

Learn about the stereotypic behavior known as weaving, how it may be prevented by plenty of exercise, changes to the horse's environment, and feeding your horse on a natural schedule of several times a day.

Weak Flexor Tendons

 Read about the causes of weak flexor tendons in foals and older horses and how attention to injuries, good nutrition, and proper hoof care, and sufficient exercise will help prevent an abnormal gait or lameness in the horse.

Warts

 Since warts are contagious, learn how to limit the spread of the virus, why an accurate diagnosis is necessary to make sure your horse doesn't have sarcoids, and why treatment is sometimes necessary.

Stereotypic Behaviors

Equine diseases and conditions reference article Learn about the three different kinds of stereotypies, how they affect the behavior of the horse, and what horse owners can do to provide their horses with a rich environment, proper diet, and sufficient exercise to help prevent these destructive behaviors.

Malocclussion

Equine diseases and conditions reference article Learn about the conditions known as Malocclusions in the horse's mouth and why they need to be corrected in the young horse to insure proper chewing of feed and prevent malnutrition.

Umbilical Hernia

Read to learn how to recognize an umbilical hernia in a foal, what the main dangers are, and why a veterinarian should be called to assess the size and status of the hernia and determine the best treatment.

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