Horse Health Matters®
- A common cause of severe lameness
- How to prevent, and how to recognize
- By Jacob Butler, certified journeyman farrier
- Read the article
Horse health essentials
Quote of the day
You can lead a horse to water, but if you can get him to roll over and float on his back, then you got something.Megan
Today's glossary term
A horse that maintains weight or a normal or below normal ration of feed.
Tip of the day
Given a choice, horses prefer to drink out of a bucket versus a pressure-valve waterer. In a preference test with both bucket and waterer present, the horses drank 98% of their intake from the bucket!
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- What is a hoof abscess? How do I know if my horse has an abscess?
- My horse is acting out. Is he stressed?
- How do I identify hoof cracks and what is the best way to care for them?
- Can I use clicker training with my horse?
- Is there a low cost way of getting my horse to gain some weight?
- 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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By Miriam Rieck
Surprise your horses this holiday season (or whenever) with some delicous and nutritious horse treats. These homemade delights are so good, you will be tempted to eat them yourself. Recipes included!!