Learn about the parasites that cause summer shores and how a strong fly control and strict deworming program are the best prevention along with the importance of keeping the wounds clean and dry and properly medicated.
Learn about this rare form of lameness that causes a gait problem in horses, how to identify it, and how good horse management, high quality feed, and appropriate medical responses to leg trauma may help prevent cases of stringhalt.
Learn about horse psychology and the proper training and handling techniques that are the best prevention of behaviors such as striking or kicking out at handlers and other horses.
Learn about strangles in horses, its causes, complications, and ways to prevent this highly contagious disease that is easily passed from one horse to another through nasal secretions and pus from ruptured abscesses in the lymph nodes.
Learn how temperament, confinement, lack of interaction with other horses and unnatural feeding contribute to this destructive stereotypie and how to develop the rich environment that will prevent stall walking.
Learn how early recognition of squamous cell carcinoma and effective treatment by a qualified veterinarian can often prevent the cancer from metastasizing and improve the chances for a positive outcome for the horse
Learn about the five main causes of splints in horses and how good horse management and training routines suited to the horse's developmental age and capabilities will help prevent splints.
Read to learn about the importance of the soft palate, a complex, muscular organ in the horse, necessary for proper breathing, swallowing, and general health and the treatment options for a displaced palate.
Learn about the causes of sinusitis in horses, the best ways to prevent development of the condition, and the treatments available for relieving both symptoms and the infection.
Learn how proper hoof care by a farrier can prevent most cases of sidebone in the horse's foot by careful trimming and shoeing and what needs to be done in worst case scenarios.