Horse Health (Page 7)

and Wellbeing

Garlic clovers and garlic bulbs.

Garlic Biological Name: Allium sativum Parts used: Bulb and the top when fresh Contains: ajoene, allicin, alliin, alliinase, allylpropyl disulphide, biotin, calcium, carbohydrates, citral, cobalt, copper, diallyldisulphide, diallyl trisulphide, enzymes, essential oil, fats, fibre, flavonoids, geraniol, germanium, glucokinins, iodine, linalool, magnesium, phellandrene, phosphorus, potassium, protein, scordinins, selenium (except in deficientRead More →

intermittent bleeding from the nostrils can be a symptom of Ethmoid Haematomas

Ethmoid Haematomas When a horse presents with persistent or intermittent haemorrhagic nasal discharge (bleeding from the nostrils) your vet may investigate for an uncommon but problematic ethmoid haematoma. So what is it? what causes it? and how can it be treated? Veterinarian, Sarah Van Dyk explains… Anatomy A part ofRead More →

Caring for senior horses 29 year old Thoroughbred mare, autumn tones

Caring for Senior Horses Caring for senior horses: The Veterinary profession is learning a lot more about how to care for older horses in the areas of prevention AND cure. This fact sheet will give you an overview of the health care strategies that will give your ageing horse the bestRead More →

Greasy Heal, Mud Fever

Greasy Heel Greasy Heel, also known as Mud Fever, Swamp Fever, Mud Rash or Cracked Heels, is a descriptive term, not a diagnosis. Although it’s a relatively common presentation, horse owners tend to underestimate how complex this skin disorder may be, particularly in chronic cases. From minor infections to chronicRead More →

Horse with Strangles.

Strangles is a contagious disease of horses caused by the bacterium Streptococcus equi. Typical signs include fever, loss of appetite, soft cough, purulent nasal discharge and swollen lymph nodes of the face, which may often abscessate and burst. The swollen glands can restrict the airways – hence the name “Strangles”.Read More →