Illness & Injury

heavy rider horse, does my weight affect horse riding, hartpury college, horse psychology, horse behaviour

Equine behavioural and physiological responses to rider weight increases - New research should help shed more light on how increased rider weight may affect a horse during exercise under saddle, looking at lower rider:horse weight ratios, which are more common for warmblood horses.

how does a horse show stress, university of guelph equine research, katrina merkies equine guelph

How can you tell when a horse is feeling stressed? It’s all in the eyes and the way their eyelids twitch, University of Guelph researchers have discovered. A horse will blink less and twitch its eyelids more when it’s under mild stress, the research team found – a new finding that could offer handlers a simple, easy-to-spot sign their animal is becoming agitated.

the equine hyoid bone, does my horse have tmd? alexa linton, how to tell if my horse has an imbalance of the hyoid apparatus

Anatomy and Function of the Equine Hyoid Apparatus - The hyoid bone and its relationship with the fascia, and the temporomandibular (TMJ) joint between the temporal and mandible bone, are areas of fascination for me. In osteopathy, we are taught to see every part of the body as connected – and not only every part of the body, but everything from the structural, to the fluidic, to the energetic and beyond.

Equine Skin Disease, Pastern Dermatitis, equine Dermatophilosis, equine Dermatophytosis, equine Urticaria, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, rain rot horse

Dr. Michelle Husulak has seen her fair share of equine skin diseases during her work as a resident in equine field service at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Husulak talks about diagnosing and treating four of the most common skin conditions that plague horses in Canada.

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horse tossing head, horse resisting bit, does my horse have tmd? horse misbehaving, equine surgery for tmd, wcvm equine tmd research, margaret evans

Does your horse have trouble responding to the bit? Does he hold his head awkwardly at times, or seem to have problems chewing? Does he show unexplained behaviour under saddle or have problems with certain gaits or leads? Or does he toss his head a lot, especially when pressure is applied with his bit or perhaps a hackamore?

vettec animal health, pour-in pads for hoof problems, vetted pour-in pads, my horses hooves are bruised, how to protect a horse's hoof

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