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
O! for a horse with wings!William Shakespeare
Today's glossary term
A carriage, usually enclosed, that is used to transport people and is drawn by two or more horses.
Tip of the day
If your gelding's or stallion's sheath is swollen, you may need to get it cleaned. Sheath cleaning should be part of routine healthcare for all male horses.
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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?
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- 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!
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- 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?
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- My horse eats free-choice hay but she is getting fat. What should I do?
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