How early can I wean my fast-growing colt?
Show season is upon us, which inevitably means an increase in travel. Whether the destination is local or far away, a few nutritional tips will ensure your horse is ready to travel.
Even though horse owners may have set tulip and daffodil bulbs in gardens and beds far away from paddocks, many critters can unearth them and transport them to grazing areas. Inquisitive horses, perhaps a little hungry for fresh fodder after having only hay all winter, might ingest those toxin-containing bulbs with dire consequences.
In horses managed in herd situations, a variety of factors impact which horses lie down and for how long, potentially limiting the availability of the much-needed shut-eye.
Anecdotal reports indicate that stallions used for breeding while still competing in certain sports may not perform to expectations due to abnormal function of the back and hindquarters. Scientists recently revealed there might be some truth to these reports.
In addition to burns, abrasions, and lacerations, tumors such as sarcoids can negatively impact the health of the skin. Researchers continue to explore new ways to best treat sarcoids.
How best to assess fitness remains questionable, even among the most experienced trainers. According to a recent study, multiple factors must be considered to determine fitness accurately.
Horses have minds of their own, frequently expressing strong opinions and, in some cases, developing undesirable habits, like weaving or cribbing. According to a recent study, these behaviors result from cognitive abnormalities that, with more research, could finally be treatable.
Few horses are immune to the occasional itch, but some horses are prone to severe itching and subsequent scratching. Therefore, avoidance techniques and environmental management are important.
Appropriate training to ensure a horse’s fitness requires much time and energy. But what do you do if your horse needs a break during training or competition?
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