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Identifying Types of Nasal Discharge in Horses (source The Naturally Healthy Horse) Over the past years, 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, here is some more information about the types and causes […]

Nasal Discharge in Horses


Equine Skin Conditions Ref: TheHorse.com and Vet Pro Equine skin conditions are often difficult to diagnose and frustrating to treat, with causes ranging from fungus to allergens to who-knows-what. Below I will cover three common equine skin conditions. Part two will follow in a couple of months. Ringworm Ringworm is […]

Equine Skin Conditions (part 1)




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


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


The Do’s and Don’ts of Feeding Treats to your Horse We all enjoy a treat once in a while – a nice warm brownie fresh out of the oven, a cool slice of watermelon on a hot summer day – and our horses are no different. They will enjoy a treat from […]

Treats for your Horse



Ref: TheHorse.com / Vet Pro Equine skin conditions are often difficult to diagnose and can be frustrating to treat, with causes ranging from fungus to allergens to who-knows-what. Below a range of common equine skin conditions and what you can do in some cases to treat and/or prevent. Rain scald […]

Equine Skin Conditions (part 2)



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