Horse Health (Page 5)

and Wellbeing

Bay horse in good condition. Feeding for weight gain.

Feeding for weight gain: Some horses do not maintain their bodyweight easily and it can prove a real challenge to keep them at an ideal weight. Ultimately, your horse’s ribs should not be visible, but they should be easily felt if you run your hand along your horse’s side.  ARead More →

equine limbic system. Spooky horse

Spooky horse? Improving your understanding of the inbuilt instinct for survival in the horse – how it is triggered and what it looks like – will improve your training methods, reduce the instances of injury to both, you and other people around the fearful horse and the horse himself. ARead More →

Equine Science Embryo Transfer

Is the equine science of embryo transfer ethical? The practice of equine embryo transfer is becoming more and more accessible to breeders as a way of obtaining offspring from mares who might be compromised through age, fertility problems or injury in their ability to produce a healthy foal, or fromRead More →

Kissing Spines in a Horse

Kissing spines. Adams’ ‘Lameness in Horses’ (1987)1 describes kissing spines as a condition of the vertebral column in horses caused by overlapping and/or impingement of the dorsal spinous processes (DSP) in the thoracic and/or lumbar vertebrae.  Kissing spines lead to pain in the back with the associated avoidance behaviour, suchRead More →

Ang Lea is an Australian Equine Bowen Therapist. Equine therapy

Equine therapy. It had been nine weeks since Cienna had dislocated her shoulder, but when Ang Lea of Horse Fix was called in, the mare was still hobbling on three legs. On top of that, the adjustment in how she was carrying herself was causing secondary problems in her hindRead More →

Developing a Healthy Topline. Horse weight calculator

Developing a Healthy Topline How to get your horse that perfect topline is what we are all after, but first we must understand what a topline is!  The topline of the horse includes the withers, back loin (or coupling) and croup. Strength of topline and loin muscles also influences soundnessRead More →