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What to do if you suspect laminitis or other horse hoof problems!

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What to do if you suspect laminitis or other horse hoof problems!
Have you spotted signs or symptoms of laminitis or some other hoof-related horse health problem? Is your equine vet coming from a distance or unavailable immediately? Don't panic. We run down all of the practical things you can do to help and relieve your horse's situation until the vet arrives.

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Face Masks and Grazing Muzzles, a PSA for People and Ponies

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Face Masks and Grazing Muzzles, a PSA for People and Ponies
How are coronavirus face masks similar to grazing muzzles? They are both simple ways to protect our herd, both horse and human, and yes, they can both take some getting used to.

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Fall Laminitis: The Danger Is Real

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Fall Laminitis: The Danger Is Real
A horse's risk for developing laminitis doesn't disappear with the leaves. As the autumn season approaches, factors like hormones, fall rains, and the amount of time and attention your horse gets can all negatively impact their health. Liv Gude has some pointers on horse care and barn management that can help you avoid fall laminitis.

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What is equine laminitis? How does it affect horses?

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What is equine laminitis? How does it affect horses?
When laminitis starts to set in, there is decreased blood flow to the laminae tissue, causing the tissue to swell and elongate. This puts pressure on all of the internal structures of the hoof. It’s not long before this swelling becomes quite painful for a horse.

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Why Do Farriers Recommend Grazing Muzzles for Their Equine Clients?

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Why Do Farriers Recommend Grazing Muzzles for Their Equine Clients?
A recent informal poll on thehorse.com showed that most horse owners do not use a grazing muzzle to restrict their horses' grazing. Do horse muzzles work? Yes! According to Rebecca Wyatt, a farrier and rehab specialist, muzzles can prevent founder and laminitis.

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