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Anhidrosis, the  complete or partial inability to sweat, has such a substantial impact on affected horses that it is a welfare concern.

The genetics of anhidrosis

Anhidrosis, the complete or partial inability to sweat, occurs more frequently in some breeds and among horses with a family history of the condition, which suggests a heritable component.

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When a horse chokes repeatedly

Frequent episodes of esophageal blockage in horses merit a call to the veterinarian and a thorough investigation of possible causes.

Young horses put into fast work before their bones are properly conditioned are at risk for splints.

Why horses develop splints

Conformation and training schedules can contribute to this common inflammatory condition affecting the horse's cannon bone.


Is pasture ever safe for horses with PPID?

If a horse's PPID is well controlled by medication and management, he may be able to enjoy some grazing. But his risk of developing laminitis depends on several factors.

Pasture injuries in horses often involve soft tissues that are slow to heal.

Horse still feels the effects of a pasture injury

Pasture injuries in horses often involve soft tissues that are slow to heal.

Fat deposits are one of most distinct physical signs of equine metabolic syndrome. Horses with the condition tend to accumulate fat along the top of the neck, over the ribs and the top of the tailhead.

A fat-related horse health problem

Equine metabolic syndrome encompasses a collection of signs and clinical changes, including insulin resistance, hyperinsulinaemia, infertility and obesity.

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5 questions to ask about your horse's blanket

Even a high-quality winter blanket can cause injury if it doesn't fit well or isn't adjusted properly. Answer these questions to reduce your horse's risk of blanket-related problems

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The Christmas Pony

No package delivers the joy and love of the season better than a fuzzy, four-legged one, rummaging through your pockets for treats.


Basic facts about tetanus in horses

You'll be better able to protect your horse from tetanus if you know how the disease occurs, how to prevent it and how it's treated..

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Curious about CBD and other alternative therapies for your horse?

Facts about CBD and other alternative therapies for your horse.

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How to make your horse's coat shine

Use these grooming tips to bring out your horse's natural beauty.


Understanding your horse’s coat

The secret to bringing out your horse’s natural shine lies in taking account of how his hair grows.

Support your horse’s joint health

10 ways to support your horse’s joint health

Are you doing enough to improve your horse's joint health? With the arthritis preventives, treatments and therapies available today, it's easier than ever to help horses live long and happy lives.


How to stop stall weaving in horses

A readers asks what can be done to help a horse who compulsively weaves back and forth in his stall. Our expert offers some advice.

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Quick Horse Trailer Clean Up

A few minutes spent caring for your horse trailer after a road trip can save you time and money later on.

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15 Ways to ease winter grooming

Cold temperatures and longer coats can complicate grooming at this time of year. Here's how you can make the job easier.