Lumbar Problems In Horses – A Comprehensive Guide
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Lumbar Problems In Horses – A Comprehensive Guide

Horses may develop primary lumbar or back problems. And secondary back problems that develop from disease or any kind of injury are pretty common among horses. And many horses that are used for riding often suffer from back pain. It’s a common problem and around 94% of ridden horses experiencing this discomfort. But how to…

Problems With Short Backed Horses – A Complete Guide
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Problems With Short Backed Horses – A Complete Guide

Short-back horses have strong backs. However, saddle fit is a big issue for such horses. It’s because Shortback horses have a shorter saddle fit area. If the saddle fit is not right, the horse may develop back pain. The risk is more evident for horses under harsh training conditions. It’s true, the medical condition of…

Horse Coughing while Eating – Why Does It Happen?
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Horse Coughing while Eating – Why Does It Happen?

Food time coughing is a matter of concern for horses. Whenever foreign matter reaches the lungs, the horse is going to cough. Sudden oncharge of coughing while eating means the horse is in discomfort. Whenever the horse chokes while eating, it will start to cough. That’s common. And it will resolve on its own. However,…

Horse Suddenly Stopped Eating Grain – Why?
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Horse Suddenly Stopped Eating Grain – Why?

Your horse suddenly stopping eating grain could be due to various reasons. One possibility is dental issues. If your horse’s teeth are causing discomfort, it may avoid eating grain. Another potential cause could be ulcers. Horses with ulcers may exhibit changes in eating habits, such as reluctance to consume grain. Another reason can be horse’s…

Perlino Horse Health Problems: A Comprehensive Guide
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Perlino Horse Health Problems: A Comprehensive Guide

Skin and coat problems are prevalent among Perlino horses, notably sunburn, photosensitivity, eye problem and an elevated susceptibility to skin cancer. Common health issues include genetic disorders such as Perlino Horse Syndrome and complications related to the cream dilution gene. Addressing these concerns necessitates meticulous breeding practices and genetic testing to minimize risks. Proactive measures,…

Horse Nodding Head While Eating – Is It a Problem?
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Horse Nodding Head While Eating – Is It a Problem?

Some horses get pretty excited while they are fed. But the most common reason can be horse nodding head while eating is tooth problem.  Research also shows that, frustration and disappointment is the two reasons why horse nods while eating.  But there are other reasons for this behavior too.  The trigeminal nerve, the fifth cranial…

Cremello Horse Care: Nutrition, Grooming & Health
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Cremello Horse Care: Nutrition, Grooming & Health

Cremello horse care demands special attention due to their unique characteristics. Given their pink skin’s susceptibility to sunburn, investing in a fly mask with nose and ear cover, such as the reliable Cashel ones, is crucial for protection against the bright sun. Additionally, a UV-protective fly rug becomes essential to shield them from harmful rays. Bathing…

Equine Worm Test at Home: Step By Step Process
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Equine Worm Test at Home: Step By Step Process

Collecting a manure sample for an equine worm test at home involves using a clean container, labeling it with your horse’s details, and storing it in a cool place. Transport it to the lab promptly, avoiding freezing. But you can freeze the sample in refrigerator if needed. Results, showing worm eggs per gram (EPG Count),…

Urea Toxicity in Horses: Can Horses Eat Urea Mixed Food?
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Urea Toxicity in Horses: Can Horses Eat Urea Mixed Food?

Urea is a nitrogen-containing compound commonly used in cattle and goat feeds and supplements, which holds benefits for cattle but brings risks for horses. Even horses may face death for high urea consumption. So, urea-mixed food is not appropriate for horses. Knowing about urea and its potential toxicity is crucial for responsible horse care. This…