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Hematomas

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STEVE: A hematoma is a subcutaneous bruise that tends to collect or pool a lot of fluid in one area and becomes very, very soft and fluctuant. What has happened is you get subcutaneous hemorrhage that basically collects and pools … Continue reading

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Joint Pain

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STEVE: Joint pain in a horse is usually caused by trauma and/or chronic arthritis, either/or. Acutely, you’ll see a horse that will jam up a limb, and whether it be the carpus or the knee, fetlock, stifle, hocks. In the … Continue reading

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Strangles

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STEVE: Strangles infection is caused by a bacteria known as Streptococcus equi. What it normally does in the typical case is that it is taken into the oral mucosa or inspired in, but typically it’s most likely taken in the … Continue reading

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Drooling

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STEVE: Unlike other species the horse doesn’t drool, like, for instance like a dog would in order, you know, in order for you, like, when you feed it or prior to it. They’re not like Pavlov’s dogs. They don’t, they … Continue reading

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Allergies

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STEVE: Allergies are best or first seen in most horses on the skin. Typically, what we see is a hive reaction of usually around the neck and shoulders. A lot of times, this can be due to exposure because of … Continue reading

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Physical Check (Looking for Injuries, Swelling, Lameness)

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STEVE: I typically recommend that most owners have a routine to where they can go in and have a way that they look over their entire horse to make sure everything’s perfect before they go use them for day-to-day training, … Continue reading

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