Horse Health

Hoof care, nutrition, the latest veterinary developments and more for your horse.
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Worried About Your Horse’s Joint Pain?
Whether from an injury or age, most horses suffer from osteoarthritis or a musculoskeletal injury sometime during their lives. Pro-Stride® APS, a regenerative medicine device by Zoetis Equine, uses your horse’s own blood to produce a concentrated cell solution that when injected back, may help heal the joint space and provide anti-inflammatory relief. Learn more about how Pro-Stride can help your horse in this article ⬇️
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A Checklist for Horse Health
Spring is the perfect time for your horse’s health checkup 🩺 So what all should be on that health checklist? From your daily health checks to the full spring wellness exam, find out how to assess your horse’s health 👇️
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Colitis in Horses
As horse owners, we’ll do everything we can to prevent our worst nightmare. You know the usual horrors: colic, laminitis, catastrophic injuries. But do you know the threat colitis poses for your horse? Learn why antibiotic-induced clostridial colitis must be recognized and treated promptly 👇️ #horseillustrated #horsehealth #horsecare
Though equine respiratory issues are on the rise, it can be challenging to make management changes that keep these horses healthy 🐴 Read more about the signs of equine respiratory issues like asthma, what you can do about them, and the management challenges you may face 👇️ #horseillustrated #horsecare #horsehealth #equineasthma Cardiac Disease, Emergency Response Team, Health Myths, Indoor Arena, Hard Breathing, Pulmonary Disease, Respiratory Health, Respiratory Diseases
Horse Respiratory Issues: Management of Asthma and Other Disorders
Though equine respiratory issues are on the rise, it can be challenging to make management changes that keep these horses healthy 🐴 Read more about the signs of equine respiratory issues like asthma, what you can do about them, and the management challenges you may face 👇️ #horseillustrated #horsecare #horsehealth #equineasthma
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Anhidrosis in Horses
No sweat 🤷‍♀️ Well, actually, no sweat can be quite the problem for your horse. Anhidrosis is a fairly common problem for horses in hot and humid regions, but there is hope for keeping them in work, without relocating. Learn more 👇️ #horseillustrated #horsecare #horsehealth #anhidrosis
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Zoetis Equine Regenerative Medicine Devices
Is your horse struggling with lameness? 🐴 Regenerative Medicine Devices from Zoetis Equine may help manage it. Learn more about these therapy options, and consult your veterinarian to determine if your horse could be a candidate 👇
Zoetis Equine Regenerative Medicine Devices
Is your horse struggling with lameness? 🐴 Regenerative Medicine Devices from Zoetis Equine may help manage it. Learn more about these therapy options, and consult your veterinarian to determine if your horse could be a candidate 👇
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Conquering Kissing Spine
Kissing spine—it’s a sweet name for a sour problem 😐️ So what does it mean, and what does treatment for a prognosis entail? We tackle all that and more 👇️
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Nutrition for Hoof Health
Did your horse get the short end of the stick when it comes to hoof genetics? 👎️ Nutrition can make a huge difference. Learn which nutrients are essential for healthy hooves 👇️
When are swollen legs a problem, and when are they no big deal? 🐴 There’s no doubt swollen legs can be worrying. But a condition called stocking up is relatively common in stalled horses. Learn all you need to know about stocking up 👇️ Lymph Vessels, Lymph Fluid, Swollen Ankles, Lymph System, Swollen Legs
What to Know About Stocking Up
When are swollen legs a problem, and when are they no big deal? 🐴 There’s no doubt swollen legs can be worrying. But a condition called stocking up is relatively common in stalled horses. Learn all you need to know about stocking up 👇️
Did you know about 10% of horses in the U.S. have been diagnosed with insulin resistance? 🐴 This common condition can mean trouble in the spring. Find out what signs to look for and how to help your horse if he suffers from IR 👇️ Losing Weight, Love Hate Relationship, Be The Reason, Skeletal Muscle, Insulin Resistance, Regular Exercise, Warning Signs
Insulin Resistance in Horses
Did you know about 10% of horses in the U.S. have been diagnosed with insulin resistance? 🐴 This common condition can mean trouble in the spring. Find out what signs to look for and how to help your horse if he suffers from IR 👇️
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Horse Vaccinations 101
Keeping up with the latest vaccination recs for your horse can be a chore 🫠 But we’ve got you covered! Here’s everything you need to know about vaccinating your horse 👇️
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Don't Obsess Over a Hoof Abscess
We know when your horse has a hoof abscess, he may act like it’s the end of the world 😅 But we assure you abscesses are relatively straightforward, even if your horse is three-legged lame. Learn how to treat an abscess 👇️
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Advances in Equine Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic imaging has been a gamechanger in equine veterinary medicine 🙌 Read about how far it has come in the last 25 years 👇️