Applying Sweat Bandages To The Horses Leg
When your horse suffers a strain, sprain or traumatic injury, or is stall bound for extended periods, its legs may swell and become warm to the touch. Because inflammation and swelling can damage tissues and cause discomfort, your veterinarian may prescribe a “sweat” bandage as an aid in reducing fluid build-up in the legs.
Cool, Clear Water
A horse’s daily water requirements are influenced by age; body condition; the amount, type and quality of feed consumed; fitness level; and activity level.
FAQ: Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)
Almost all horses have been infected with the virus and have no serious side effects. It is currently unknown what causes some infected horses to develop the serious neurological forms that may be fatal.
Recognizing Critical Illness in Foals: Is He Sick, or Just Napping?
When a foal becomes ill, many of his body systems want to revert back to the warm, safe confines he had in the “mom.” However, the prenatal function of most organ systems is not compatible with life on the outside.
Your veterinarian can help you assess the risk factors in your area, when the best time to vaccinate would be, and what is right for your specific animals on your farm, ranch or stable.