Horse Health Matters®

Horse hoof sole with abscess visible

Recognize and Prevent Hoof Abscesses

  • A common cause of severe lameness
  • How to prevent, and how to recognize
  • By Jacob Butler, certified journeyman farrier
  • Read the article

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Quote of the day

A barn isn't a barn if there are no horses in it.Author Unknown

Today's glossary term

Dynamic mobilization exercises

A form of passive exercise using a "bait" to encourage the horse to flex and stretch particular areas of their anatomy.

Tip of the day

Hair growing in and around the horse's ears protects against frostbite in the winter and prevents gnats and biting flies from getting in the ears in the summer. Unless required for show purposes, don't trim the ear hair.

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