Newsletter of the Month
Autumn and winter are generally a quiet time of the year when it comes to horse breeding, so it
is easy to forget that broodmares require year-round management to remain healthy, produce
a healthy foal, and be in good condition to get back in foal when the time comes. If a mare’s
health is neglected over this time, it can have a huge effect to the next breeding season.
At this time of year it is important to monitor your foal’s limbs closely. We frequently see physitis (causing limb deformities) in 3-9 month old foals, particularly the larger, rapidly growing ones.
Why and how assessing and maintaining proper hoof balance plays a critical role in promoting good performance and long-term soundness for your equine athlete.
Mud fever can be one of the most annoying problems people face as horse owners. Read our July 2019 newsletter to find out more.
Wounds are very common in horses. When assessing and managing these wounds, it is crucial for you to know when to call a vet and it is is also crucial to have a basic understanding of general wound care.