At some point of horse ownership almost all owners experience a sick horse if they are in it for the long haul. Some things are very serious, and some turn out to be very minor. There are volumes upon volumes of information about horses diseases and injuries. All I hope to do in this article is to just make you aware of indications that your horse is not feeling right, and what you may be able to pass along to your equine vet to decide if it warrants a farm call. These are just a few red flags you may notice. Usually the morning feeding is when horses are seen for the first time in the last 12-12 hours. Especially if you keep our horses at home.

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