Articles - health


Hind Leg Conformation

What is the difference between sickle-hocked, cow-hocked, and post-legged, and how do they affect soundness?...


The Healthy Horse Check List

Your horse doesn't really seem sick, maybe just a little dull or not as active as usual. Is there something wrong with him? ...


Administering Oral Medications

Learn how to make administering oral medication, such as dewormers, stress-free....


Does My Horse Have Colic?

As winter sets in, changes in feed and water-freezing temperatures can create the ideal conditions for colic....


Using Lasers to Blast Bladder Stones

A look at a surgical alternative to eliminating bladder stones....


Concussion Protocols at EC Shows

Horse show steward Jan Stephens reviews Equestrian Canada’s Concussion Protocol....


Shock Wave of the Future

First used on humans, shock wave therapy is controversial but proving to be a popular treatment for tendon, ligament and many other injuries in racehorses...


New Hope for Wound Healing

Researchers across the country are studying different ways to improve wound healing in horses. ...


Foal Weight: Is Thinner Better?

Average daily weight gain for a foal in the first 2-3 months can be as much as 1.4 kg (3 lbs) per day!...


Lumps, Bumps and Shocking Developments

Shortly after your horse has his annual vaccinations, you notice a lump at the injection site. You apply a new fly spray to deter the summer pests from lunching on your friend, and a series of small bumps begin to appear. Your horse has an infection ...

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