Quidding and Teeth Dysfunction in Old Horses

When teeth are diseased, in disrepair, or missing, horses will sometimes drop feedstuffs from the mouth in the midst of chewing it, a behavior known commonly as “quidding.” The key to maximizing nutrition of horses with loose and missing teeth is to provide easy-to-process feedstuffs. Continue reading…


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Pasture-Associated Stringhalt in Horses

The plant most commonly linked to pasture-associated stringhalt is Hypochoeris radicata, also known as false dandelion, flatweed, or cat’s ear, though poor-quality, drought-scarred pasture is thought also to be implicated. Continue reading…


Lipomas: Hidden Dangers of Obesity in Horses

While the lipoma itself is benign, the position of the growth within the abdominal cavity can create havoc. Lipomas grow on stalks, which can wrap around a segment of intestine, triggering strangulation of the soft tissue and leading to obstructive colic. Continue reading…

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