Dealing with Horse Worms & Equine Parasites

Horse Worms & Equine Parasites

All you need to know to put together a simple but effective worming program for your horse. Horse worms should be taken seriously as equine parasites can seriously affect your horse’s health. Your horse’s environment, stable, yard and paddock should always be considered contaminated with worm eggs and larvae and you should treat accordingly.

Equine Joint Supplements – What’s Right for Your Horse?

Equine Health Care - hdr

If you want to minimise the risk of joint disease; if you want to make sure that your horse does not suffer from mobility problems; if you want to make sure that your horse stays healthy and active; then you should supplement your horses diet with good quality joint supplements that contain active ingredients.

Ragwort - A Poisonous Plant Toxic to Horses

Ragwort and Horse - A Poisonous Plant Toxic to Horses

Ragwort and Horses make for a poisonous combination. Most horses will avoid ragwort as long as they have access to good grazing but overgrazed or poached pasture not only keeps your horse hungry it also encourages the spread of ragwort. So, how do you deal with this poisonous plant that’s so toxic to horses?

Horse Strangles, Symptoms Cause & Treatment

Equine Strangles - Facts on Streptococcus Equi

Equine or horse strangles is one of the most infectious equine diseases, the bacterium enters the horses lymph glands via its respiratory tract and can live in the guttural pouch. The lymph nodes swell and can rupture, shedding the strangles bacteria into the environment. It’s possible the strangles bacteria can survive in water for at least four weeks and for up to eight weeks on horse tack and wooden fencing.

Equine Mud Fever & Rain Scald. The prevention causes and treatment

Equine Mud Fever & Rain Scald prevention causes and treatment

Rain Scald and Mud fever can cause painful sores and scabs on your horses heels. Mud fever is the name of a common equine skin complaint, Pastern Dermatitis, that affects many horses and ponies during the winter and early spring months. It can be difficult to treat and can be very painful, sometimes causing lameness in your horse. So here’s what you can do to prevent or treat it?

What to do if you think your horse has colic?

Horse Colic - spotting the symptoms & treating equine colic

Stay calm and try to walk your horse and distract him from the pain when he’s trying to roll or thrash about. Your vet is your best source of treatment for horse colic and your job is to assist your horse and make it as comfortable as possible until you can have your vet treat your horse. There are some things you can do but mainly you should trust your vet to help your horse

Equine Sweet Itch & Protection against the Culicoides Pulicaris midge

Equine Sweet Itch Rug - Protection against the Culicoides pulicaris midge

The fly or midge most commonly involved in causing equine sweet itch is the Culicoides pulicaris midge and although most horses and ponies show no reaction to it, horses that suffer from sweet itch develop an allergy to the bites. Prevention is better than cure and good quality fly rugs are essential

Treating Equine Sarcoids no half measures recommended ...

What are Equine Sarcoids & How to treat horse sarcoids

Horse sarcoids are notoriously difficult to treat and various treatment options are available. Most however are dependent on the type and location of the sarcoid. Options range from do nothing to Surgical Excision, Cryosurgery, Electrocautery, Hyperthermia and even Chemotherapy …

What is horse laminitis? How do you prevent or treat it?

Horse laminitis - Causes & Treatment

The first sign of laminitic symptoms from a dietary cause will usually appear within 24 to 48 hrs. The horse may adopt the classic horse laminitis stance, with its hind feet placed up under its belly. Laminitis can be a very serious equine condition and all horse owners should be aware of the signs causes & treatment of horse laminitis

Keeping Your Horse Healthy. Sound horse health advice from horse owners.

Horse Health Advice - Keep your horse healthy

Essential Horse Health advice, horse care and horse facts. What are strangles? What are sarcoids? How do I check my horses conformation? How do I tell my horses age? Your horse’s health should a top priority, because our equine friends rely on us for care and attention when they need it

How to Treat Laminitis in your Horse or Pony

Laminitis is really a nutritional problem and it is possible to help your horse a lot by using nutritional supplements. Managing feeds properly and incorporating a liver tonic can help improve equine digestion. A good quality liver tonic will support the way the body deals with toxins that are circulating around the body

Navicular in Horses; A common source of lameness

Equine Navicular in Horses

Equine Navicular syndrome also known as Caudal Heel Syndrome is a serious problem with horse hooves and can badly affect a horses performance. If your horses hooves are not properly cared for the navicular bone can become immobile, which can result in poor blood flow within the hoof and ultimately, permanent lameness …

The horse respiratory system & diagnosing equine breathing problems

Horse Respiratory System & Breathing

Your horse’s respiratory system is so highly specialised and suited for athletic exercise that even the smallest problem can limit its ability to perform. The harder your horse works the more oxygen it needs and the more air it must move into and out of its respiratory tract

Treating Sweet Itch & Avoiding Sweet itch causes

Treating Sweet Itch & Sweet itch causes

Treating Sweet Itch and the causes of this seasonal allergic skin condition caused by fly bites. The fly or midge most commonly involved is the Culicoides pulicaris midge. Most horses and ponies show no reaction but some horses can develop an allergy to the bites

Avoid Pasture that contains Fiddleneck to ensure good horse health

Fiddleneck toxic to horses

Found in the semi-arid regions of Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California the Fiddleneck category of plants, which include tarweed, yellow burr weed, fireweed and buckthorn, can cause cirrhosis of the liver in horses. To maintain good horse health you must avoid pasture containing these toxic plants

Equine Azoturia also called Tying Up can be a serious problem

Azoturia or Tying Up - urine a dark red color

Most cases of equine azoturia (tying-up) are not that severe. They usually present as a horse that has been off work for several days and is then returned to work and exercised aggressively. During the ride (or sometimes just when you stop) the horse’s stride will shorten and they cramp up. It can be serious if nothing is done to correct the problem

Yellow Star Thistle or Russian knapweed is Toxic to Horses

Yellow Star Thistle - Toxic to Horses

Ingesting the toxins in Yellow Star Thistle will cause chewing disease and actually cause a softening of some parts of the equine brain, it’s a disease that damages the brain and prevents the horse from eating. There is no recovery and once symptoms appear the horse will almost certainly die.

A Directory of Horse Rescue Centres around the world

Horse Rescue Centres & Sanctuaries

Horse Rescue Centres dedicated to rescueing horses from cruelty, neglect, abuse and harm. To rejuvenate, rehabilitate and rehome to an environment where those horses can spend the rest of their natural lives happy, healthy and content

KC La Pierre and the Holistic View of Equine Navicular

The Holistic View of Equine Navicular embraces several principles, theorems, and philosophies. At its foundation is the belief that structure plus function equals performance. As new research provides evidence that there are multiple causes of the lameness associated with equine navicular disease, isn’t it logical that a series of connected events may have led to the condition

The Conventional View of Equine Navicular in Veterinary Medicine

Conventional veterinary medicine defines equine navicular disease as a single disease. It views navicular disease as chronic forelimb lameness associated with pain originating from the distal sesamoid – navicular bone. But it’s not the only way to look at it…