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 …

How your vet and you can treat strangles

Any horse suspected of suffering from strangles should be isolated from all other horses and veterinary advice should be sought immediately, but there are things you can do for your horse, to make it comfortable and ensure it has the best chance of recovering from a strangles infection

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

The costs of caring for a horse for anyone thinking of buying a horse

Horse Care & The Costs of Caring for a Horse

Some General guidelines on caring for a horse and pointers for those of you thinking of buying a horse. Owning a horse can be a very rewarding experience but, it means that you have accepted the responsibility of caring for your horse, for as long as it is a part of your life

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…