Are Blue Eyes More Sensitive than Brown?

An equine ophthalmologist dispels the myth that blue eyes are more susceptible to disease.

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BCS: What Body Condition Scores Mean

The Henneke Body Condition Score system provides an accurate, objective measure of the body fat a horse has accumulated. The 9-point scale is relied on by veterinarians, researchers and horse owners to describe the body condition of a horse in a

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What the Color of Your Horse's Gums Can Tell You

From salmon pink to brick red, here's what the color of a horse's gums reveals about his health.

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An Equine Bladder-Stone Blockage

When an affable gelding suddenly develops trouble urinating, only emergency surgery can save his life.

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Understand Your Horse's Conformation for a Better Ride

I didn't expect to find a story about falling off a horse in a book about conformation but there it was: Do you remember the last time you fell from a horse? "How can I forget" you may think

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Is Your Horse Cow Hocked? Toed In? What Does It Mean?

An illustrated guide to some common equine conformation faults.

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Uncovering a Case of Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy

A kind mare turns into a grouch, sending her owner on a long journey to eliminate a list of causes for her sour behavior.

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The Genetic Basis of Speed in Racehorses

For centuries, managing the careers of Thoroughbred racehorses has been more art than science. Now, however, trainers can use a genetic test to determine the optimum racing distance for an individual horse based on a variation of a specific

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Help For Locking Stifles

An equine veterinarian and farrier advises a reader on how to help her filly with bilateral locked stifles.

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Beyond Basic Equine Dental Care

Most normal, healthy horses will get through life just fine with little more than regular dental checkups and occasional floating to correct uneven wear. But equine dental specialists also offer a variety of advanced treatments for those with more

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Lung Sounds: Listening to Your Horse's Lungs

Just as lung sounds can reveal a lot about our own health, the noises your horse makes when he breathes can tell you about his health.

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Easy equine vision tests

If your horse has uveitis or another condition that may affect his vision, check his eyesight regularly to catch developing problems early. These simple equine vision tests will help you safely assess just how much your horse can see.

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