Horse Health

Plants Highly Toxic to Horses

Fortunately, while many poisonous plants exist, horses will graze on very few of them and usually only when forage is in short supply. Their size may protect them as well. With some plants, horses must consume a large amount over a period of time to have a toxic effect. Plant toxocologist Anthony Knight of Colorado […]

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Laryngeal Paralysis in Pets

Laryngeal Paralysis usually develops slowly over a period of time. It generally affects older dogs, horses, rarely cats, but can occur in young pets as well. It is usually seen in larger dogs over 40-50 lbs. such as Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Siberian Huskies, Newfoundlands and St. Bernards. It appears that Labradors are more prone […]

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Dental Care for Horses

Regularly checking your horse’s teeth is vital to good health. Since a horse’s teeth never stop growing, problems can be commonly found. Just like humans, horses have 2 sets of teeth. By 9 months old horses have a full set of temporary or milk teeth, 24 in all. Permanent teeth replace the milk teeth over […]

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Caring for a Senior Horse

A 20 year old or older horse is considered senior and requires some special care. Older horses need special attention paid to their dental care. Their teeth should be checked once a year. If their teeth fall out or become uneven, the horse will not be able to eat properly. Some older horses may need […]