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Diarrhea

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STEVE: Well, diarrhea in a horse can be a transient problem due to something as simple as a change in diet, maybe a short term infection, something they picked in the water, or something they picked up from exposure to … Continue reading

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Deworming & Worms

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STEVE: Deworming is something that needs to be done routinely in the horse mainly because as a grazing animal they get constantly bombarded and reinfected with eggs. Basically, intestinal parasites are a real long-term common problem in the horse. One … Continue reading

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Scratches

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STEVE: Scratches are known to occur in the heel. What essentially happens is, due to a build up of debris, dirt, different types of things in the folds back in here, in the heel, they’ll build up material and essentially … Continue reading

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Behavioral Issues

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STEVE: Most of the behavioral issues involving the head are usually training problems, so I’ll leave that to the trainer. ALEX: Well I think a lot of times, you know, behavioral issues with the head is a lot of things. … Continue reading

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Check Temperature

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STEVE: A horse’s temperature is right around 100, normal temperature. The acceptable number would be somewhere in the order of about 99 and a half or usually I’ll have horses even run closer to 99 and up to about just … Continue reading

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Poor Teeth

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VICTOR: Basically, one of the main things that you’ve got to be focused on is how often your horse’s teeth have been done. Usually, it’s recommended to get it done between the age of two to the age of five, … Continue reading

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Poor Weight

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STEVE: Poor weight is typically a symptom that they’re either not getting enough feed, would be the first obvious sign that you’re not supplying enough nutritional supplementation to their diet. Meaning, that either what they’re getting good enough quality in … Continue reading

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Bright Eyes

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STEVE: What you’re looking for in healthy eyes in a horse are, that they have, they are normally open, they are clear, that they are, there’s no discharge, that they’re not blinking. That both eyes are equally have the same … Continue reading

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Turnout

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STEVE: Turn out on a regular basis on an athlete helps freshen him up. It gets him out. Here in Kentucky, as we can see this time of the year, especially in the spring it’s really bright, is green, there’s … Continue reading

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