If you own a horse or a stable of horses, keeping them healthy should be your top priority. Even if you perform your due diligence to make sure your horse remains in good shape, they may still encounter an illness or injury from some sort of neglect, exposure to something in the environment, weather conditions or other circumstances that may be out of your control.
The good thing about horses is that most are blessed with great physical strength and can withstand minor issues or ailments without a problem, but there are sicknesses when can debilitate a horse and make their strong stature no match for the illness.
As a caretaker of a horse, it is your responsibility to regularly observe your horse and check how they are feeling so you can pinpoint and recognize signs or symptoms that show that your horse is unwell. If you do detect something that is wrong, you should then be quick to act, whether through a remedy you can apply or taking your horse to see their vet.
Below we will share with you the most common horse health issues that may arise, how the ailment comes about and it’s symptoms and what you can to address the problem and nurse your horse back to good health.