Health Problems

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Horses and Aging: How to Care for Old Horses

Being in the business of teaching riding lessons and giving pony rides, I need the safest horses I can find—horses that have seen the world and experienced a lot, and horses that are calm and kind. Usually, these are older horses who may need special care.

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The Benefits of Using a Rehab or Lay Up Facility for Your Injured Horse

As horse owners, we know that one of our horse's favorite pastimes is getting themselves hurt. Hopefully, you won't have to deal with any major injuries. We can handle most bumps and scrapes at home on our own. Sometimes for one reason or another though, the problem is too big for us to deal with.

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Stem Cell Therapy for Equine Flexor Tendon Injuries

Superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) injuries are a substantial source of lameness and diminished athleticism within the equine athletic industry. Mesenchymal stem cells have become a topic of interest for use in the therapy of orthopedic injuries in athletic horses.

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What You Need to Know About Horse Colic and Worms

Horse colic can be caused by several factors, including worms, which are one of the major causes of colic in horses. We'll go over the various worms, medications, and worming schedules here.

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Horse Nosebleeds: Causes and Treatments

There are many causes for nosebleeds in horses. Some causes of equine epistaxis can be detrimental to the health of your horse. Learn to recognize the symptoms of these serious health conditions.

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Colic and Stomach Ulcers in Horses

In this article, you will learn the signs and symptoms of colic and ulcers. You will learn what causes them, and how prevent these chronic conditions that are frequently occurring amongst our equine athletes.

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Oral Ulcers in Horses

Sores in your horses mouth may be caused by a weed in the hay being fed to him. Pictures and video explain and identify those weeds that may be the culprit.

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Determining Bridle Lameness in Horses

What does it mean when a horse is "bridle lame?" What causes this problem and how can it be fixed?

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How to Manage Rain Rot in Horses: Symptoms, Treatments, and Cures

Rain rot, or dermatophilosis, is a bacterial skin infection that can cause discomfort and hair loss in horses. Learn what you can do to prevent this affliction and what to do if your horse already has it.

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Treatment and Causes of Rain Rot in Horses, Dogs, and Cats

Rain rot is a common and highly contagious skin infection that occurs in pets, livestock, and wild animals. Proper treatment, causes, and prevention are discussed, as well as product recommendations.

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Four Health Issues Found in Draft Horses

Both purebreds and draft crossbreds such as the Sport horse are susceptible to certain health issues not so common in light horse breeds.

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Why a Horse Slobbers After Eating Clover, and What to Do

While clover slobbers is not life-threatening, severe problems can arise if the horse is exposed to the infected clover for a long period of time, including colic and founder.