Illness & Injury

Lynne Gunville, Dr. Trisha Dowling, horse conformation, horse balance, horse angulation, horse care, horse built for job

Function follows form, according to Dr. Trisha Dowling. It’s the conformation or structure of a horse that ultimately determines its athletic function.

rain rot, rain scald, horse bald patches, scabs on horse

When there are high volumes of rainfall, many horse owners may begin to see the presence of rain rot on their horses. Rain rot is a skin disease that can be frustrating to deal with, but with the right care can often be easily treated.

assessing you horse’s body weight without a scale, horse Body Condition Scoring Henneke Scale, how to use horse weight tape

If you have ever evaluated your horse’s ration or tried to calculate an appropriate dose of dewormer for a growing horse, you will know that accurate estimation of your horse’s body weight is important for meaningful results. While we all know that a mechanical or digital scale is probably the best way to evaluate the weight of your horse, not many of us have convenient access to one. Horse owners do have access to other tools for estimating the body weight of their horses. Weight tapes, for example, are inexpensive and readily obtainable at most feed stores.

wcvm horse health lines 2021, western college of veterinary medicine equine, horse studies university of saskatchewan

The Spring 2021 edition of Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Horse Health Lines is hot off the press and available for digital download. Take an inside look into the latest the scientific studies at the University of Saskatchewan's veterinary college, such as the link between caterpillars and cardiac disease in horses, and new treatment options for equine diseases and ailments.

horse rider injuries, accident-prone horse rider, alexa linton horse person, how to help an injured horse rider

If you’ve been involved with horses for even a little while, you know the following statements to be true: Horses hurt themselves. Riders hurt themselves. Horses hurt riders. And riders can hurt horses.

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.

Farrier, Farriey, Ben Yager, American Farrier’s Association, equine trimming techniques, hoof-pastern alignment, farrier apprenticeship

Is your farrier certified with the American Farrier’s Association (AFA)? Did he or she serve an extensive apprenticeship at the beginning of their career? Does your farrier pursue additional education?

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