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What Are The Signs Of Ill Health In A Horse?

Every horse is an individual, and it’s important to be very familiar with your own horse’s habits and typical way of being so that you will know right away if something is amiss. Even minor changes in behavior or condition can herald illness or an overall decline in horse health. Early detection of illness can …

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Are There Home Remedies For Sand Colic In Horses?

Horses living in sandy, dry areas are often prone to sand colic. This is a condition that happens when horses ingest sand along with their food. Sand impaction prevents a horse from being able to pass gas or feces and this can cause very severe pain, infection and even death. In this article we discuss …

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Should You Worry If Your Horse Has A Runny Nose?

My horse has a runny nose, a usual question I see on horse forums every day. Nasal discharge is not always a sign of trouble in horses. A horse can have a temporary allergic reaction to something in the air just as a human can. The key to knowing whether or not you should be …

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Arthritis In Horses: Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)

Many horses, especially older horses, develop arthritis (aka: degenerative joint disease or DJD), one of the most common equine ailments. Just as with people, arthritis in horses is a painful condition and can make moving about difficult. There is no cure for arthritis, but with proper diet and care and a regular routine of light-to-moderate …

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Alfalfa Hay Vs Timothy Hay And Other Grass Hays: What’s The Difference

When determining how to feed your horse, it is always important to remember that horses are grazing animals. This means that they must nibble hay, grass or other roughage almost continuously for proper digestion. The greater part of any horse’s diet should be roughage, and it is wise to choose a form of roughage that …

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What You Need To Know About Feeding A Horse With Ulcers

Many horses suffer from Equine Gastric Ulceration Syndrome (EGUS). This is a very common and very serious condition that affects about half of all foals and leisure horses, approximately 65% of performance horses and a whopping 93% of racehorses. This condition develops due to injury (caused by acid) to the upper gastrointestinal tract and the …

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Tips And Tricks For Feeding Horses In Winter

Wintertime is typically a less active time for horses as showing and riding activities slow down. This reduction in activity level can also mean a need for reduced calories if your horse is stabled and does not need extra calories to cope with very cold weather. In the wintertime, grass is typically less abundant, so …

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Is Feeding Oats To Horses For Weight Gain A Good Idea?

Oats are a traditional mainstay in horse feeding. They are often thought of as a safe grain and frequently make up the basis of a horse’s grain diet. In reality, there are upsides and downsides to feeding oats. Is feeding oats to horses for weight gain a good thing? In this article, we explore the nutritional …

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How To Choose The Best Performance Feed For Horses

Horses are individuals, and different activities require different levels of energy and types of fuel. For this reason, it is not possible to identify the “best horse feed for performance horses”. There are lots of good choices in horse feeds, and there are management techniques you can use to optimize the effectiveness of the feed …

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Horse Clipping Tips To Help You Keep Your Horse Tidy

As the weather warms up in the springtime, you naturally want to get out and ride. Unfortunately, since your horse’s winter coat will not have shed out completely, activities in the spring sunshine can leave you with a bit of a dilemma. At the end of your ride, your horse’s heavy fur coat may be …

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