Even though colic is a common ailment in horses, it can be mysterious and frightening for horse owners. Colic is a generalised term referring to any type of abdominal pain in the horse and most commonly originates from within the gastrointestinal tract, or gut. This article will focus on the
Managing and feeding horses during drought: Drought conditions in various parts of Australia have coupled with the arrival of the non-growing (winter) season. Grass has turned yellow or brown and the pastures are being eaten down with only bare soils left. If you are lucky to live in a higher
Plastic Horse Shoes: Better Than Barefoot? It’s an iconic sound alright; a metal-shod horse travelling on hard ground. Some would say it’s music to a horseman’s ears. But what you’re hearing is high-frequency vibration; the tiny portion of vibrating energy that escapes the impact zone and disperses through the air.
Have you heard about ‘carrot stretches’ or ‘pilates for horses’ where you entice your horse to bend or stretch with the help of a carrot? While the actual stretching exercises prescribed in these programs can be great for your horse’s body, ‘carrot stretches’ can teach horses to ‘mug you’ for
Finding lumps, bumps and swellings on the skin of horses is a very common problem for owners. In this article, veterinarian Dr Rachel Kent sorts the harmless lumps from the nasty bumps to help you identify ones that may require veterinary treatment, versus those which may be left alone. Where
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Veterinarians and engineers at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine have developed a tool help diagnose mild forms of horse asthma. Behind lameness, respiratory issues are the second-leading cause of poor performance in sport horses but often, symptoms are subtle and difficult to spot, particularly when they are non-infectious