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        04-06-2014, 03:22 PM
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    Weanling
    Horse Health Tips and Tricks - share yours.

    Hi all.
    I don't know about you but I love learning little tricks about horse health or horses in general.
    Share your tips here and also if they have worked for you.

    Here is the most recent one I heard:
    If the tips of a horse's ears are warm it is not badly sick.
    (This worked well the other day for a horse at my barn, the owners were trying to see if she had colic, the tips of her ears were warm and it turned out she just had a belly ache for a few hours)
         
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        04-06-2014, 04:11 PM
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    The ears can be warm of a horse os sick and a mild belly ache can turn into a full colic in moments.

    The best teller of a horse's health is how it is when you first see it that day. I can walk into a barn full of horses and without even going into a stable, know that a horse is 'off' just by the way it is looking.

    Many years of working with animals and listening to your gut instinct gives you excellent reflexes.
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        04-09-2014, 10:27 AM
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    Weanling
    Hmm... from what I've heard from some real reliable sources who have had horses in the family for generation the "tips of the ears" trick works. But who knows. You are entitled to your opinion ;)

    Also about the horse who was a little off...the owners heard about the ear thing, and found the tips of her ears to be warm. They didn't just disregard the strange behavior, they continued to tend to the horse and watch her for any further signs of colic. Turn out she was just fine though =)
         
        04-09-2014, 10:34 AM
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    Trained
    The best health tip I've ever gotten is:

    Don't skimp on the feed. Not the amount fed and not the quality. You'll spend every dime you save, and then some, by buying cheap feed at the vet's office treating a sick horse.
         
        04-09-2014, 12:56 PM
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    Weanling
    Here is mine :0) I live on an Island and very close to the ocean. In the winder I take all my horses once every 2 weeks down to the ocean to clean their feet, they are in a very muddy area during the winter and we get A LOT of rain on the Island, but I never had a problem with their feet. The salt water and sand cleans them very nicely and seems to do the trick, for my anyway!
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