Winter lameness issues:

As the nights draw in and the weather starts to change, we need to start thinking about how to keep our horses going through the winter months. Common winter lameness issues: These are commonly seen in the winter months and can be prevented with careful management....
Skin issues in horses.

Skin issues in horses.

Horses can get a number of issues with their skin, we are going to do a run of posts on a few common skin issues over the next week: Sarcoids. Sarcoids are cancerous growths on the skin. They can appear anywhere on the horse and range from small skin tag size lesions...
Scabby legs….

Scabby legs….

…..it’s been a rather warm and wet spring. As a consequence we’ve seen a fair few horses with mud fever (or to give it the technical term, pastern dermatitis). This usually occurs in the pink skin areas of the horse. The term can be used to refer to...
Skin issues in the horse.

Skin issues in the horse.

The skin is the largest organ in any animal. It protects the body from infection, injury and disease. However there are quite a few ailments horses can get that affect this organ. External parasites: These are parasites such as lice, leg mites, and pin worm. They are...