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  1. Horse Health
    Hello, I keep my horse(s) at a barn and one of them just passed away from a bad case of colic that led to twisted gut. I won’t get into it much right now because I’m still incredibly upset with how it was handled. But thinking it over, I’ve noticed that at least 3 different horses have had Colic...
  2. Horse Health
    My horse is a 7yr old ottb that I bought knowing he had some long term hind end problems. He has a hitch in his trot from some slight wear on the top of the bone in the left stifle (I’ll add the X-rays if this gets any attention) and the hitch is better some days and he usually warms up out of...
  3. Horse Health
    Hi, I am an Animal Sciences student (pursing a Molecular Genetics minor) with an interest in genetic health and conformational health in animals (such as arthritis in Scottish Fold Cats, deafness in white ferrets, etc). I also love horses and I'm currently taking an Equine class. While...
  4. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hey guys, So, first things first: I am not talking about bran mashes, I am talking about small quantities of bran. And here's why: my horse eats his hard feed super fast and I am seriously afraid he might choke. He gets one scoop of a sports mix hard feed, 15 ml of his joint supplement, 10 grms...
  5. Hoof health and Care
    Hello everyone! We recently found, through x-rays that is front right leg has some issues in the joint right above the hoof. In terms of hooves, he has absolutely healthy hooves. My farrier says my horse has the best hooves from all of his clients. Even though, hoof ointments don't work for him...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Help! My trainers and I are at a bit of a roadblock concerning my horse. He has gotten progressively worse behaved in the show ring as he has gotten older. What started as mild spooking has turned into full blown stopping and dangerous behavior as the years have gone by. Now you may be...
  7. Horse Health
    It’s been super cold and wet in my part of australia recently, with a few sunny days mixed in and living 40 minutes away from my pony, it’s been super hard to try and keep up with the weather. It’s been so wet that my old trainers place was 2 metres underwater and hundreds had to evacuate their...
  8. Horse Health
    I’ve read and researched about lacing, I remember reading a book about a brumby pony that had minor lacing, but hinted at serious back problems. I’ve read that some lacing is genetic? But I’ve been looking on the rspca website and I’ve noticed a lot of rescue ponies on there have severe lacing...
  9. Horse Health
    So my lease tb pulled up lame out of the blue, he isn’t in heavy work (I’ve been busy lately) and he was perfectly fine when I fed him the evening before, literally that morning I was going to feed him and he was walking like he had a broken leg 😥, we got the farrier out and he guessed an...
  10. Horse Health
    Hello everyone! I’m new to this website but I have a pressing issue that is taking up all of my patience. I have recently leased an ottb named Hugo and a couple months into it, everything is going well, he’s a character and beautiful to ride. But recently we have been finding meat scraps in his...
  11. Horse Health
    I give my horse salt but some people that I know do not. They say that you only need to give it if your horse doesn’t drink much water what do you think?
  12. Horse Health
    My horse doesn’t like the taste of paste, I’ve even tried putting it in her food and she wouldn’t eat it. So I bought the deworming pellets, she quickly ate them and seems to like them. I just want to be sure it works as good :)
  13. Horse Talk
    So I was hand grazing brownie on an area of our property we plan to turn into pasture. I noticed there was a lot of a plant that looks like water hemlock. I'll admit I'm not good at identifying plants but many of the things it could be is toxic. Brownie isn't interested in it but like I said...
  14. Horse Health
    My horse seems to have gotten a cut on his leg. I’ve had horses in the past get proud flesh but I want a second opinion since it’s been so long. It’s been very muddy and rainy here lately so it’s worried me a bit more than normal. I will attatch a photo below in a few minutes when I get back...
  15. Horse Health
    QUESTIONS:) What are your "success" stories with this progressive disease... ? Specifically, the maintenance you've used and works for your horse, what you avoid in daily life. Some horse still show with ringbone, does yours? Low ringbone is arthritis of the coffin joint for those who don't...
  16. Horse Health
    Hello, I'm new to the horse forum and was just wondering about some things. So I have had horses in the past, but that was when I was 8 years old. I'm thinking about getting another horse but the problem is where I live, I live in North/Central Arizona where there is no grass but instead a LOT...
  17. Horse Health
    My horse is an EXTREMELY picky eater and I am at my wits end trying to get her to eat powdered treatments for both hindgut and gastric ulcers (shes an ex-racehorse). She will put the food and powder in her mouth but spit it back out again. She hates the taste so much she will only eat a tiny...
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