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What is Cushing’s Disease? Cushing’s is a condition often seen in older horses and caused by a benign tumor developing in the pituitary gland. As this tumor slowly grows, it disturbs the balance between the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus, the thyroid, and the adrenal cortex. This results in the body […]

Cushing’s Disease in Horses


Identifying Types of Nasal Discharge in Horses (source The Naturally Health Horse) In the past year, I have come across more and more cases of snotty noses in horses. Sometimes it involves just one nostril other times it is both. So, time to find out about the types and causes of […]

Nasal Discharge in Horses




Understanding Locking Stifles. Source: Stefanie Reinhold/ HolisticHorse.com A locking stifle (in vet-speak an ‘upward fixation of the patella’ or UFP) is a common problem in horses, often unrecognized, misdiagnosed as general hind leg lameness or overlooked altogether. While the causes are not always understood, it’s possible to help your horse […]

Locking Stifles in Horses


What is the most accurate way to estimate your Horse’s weight? Weight tapes, formulas, or simply “eyeing it” are among the average horse owner’s options for estimating their horse’s weight. Guessing weight by eyeing a horse is clearly not a very reliable way to go. Auburn University researchers recently examined […]

Estimating your Horse’s Weight Accurately


Colic in Horses Colic is a general term for abdominal pain and while many cases are mild and inconsequential, others can be life-threatening. It’s important to take all cases seriously and seek veterinary advice at an early stage. Horses usually display the following symptoms when having abdominal discomfort: Anxiety or […]

Keep your Horse Colic Free