Equine Care Guides

Grooming Your Horse

Grooming helps keep your horse’s skin and haircoat healthy and strengthens the bond between you and your horse.

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Horse Trailering

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How to Examine a Horse at an Auction

When a purchase examination cannot be performed by a qualified equine veterinarian, there are guidelines for examining a horse at an auction.

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Lameness due to Joint Problems

Any athlete can suffer from joint pain or injury and the horse is no exception. When horses perform sudden stops and sharp turns, there is significant force placed on the joints of the rear limbs. Horses that gallop greatly extend their lower limbs and place significant force on their fetlocks. While joints may be affected differently depending on the equine discipline, lameness caused by joint pain can be a common problem in the performance horse.

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Proud Flesh

Proud flesh (granulation tissue) is an overabundance of new tissue produced during the rebuilding phase of wound healing.

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