AskHQ: Melanomas

Q: Is it possible for horses who are not grey to get melanomas? A: Melanomas are much rarer in horses with non-grey coats, but they can and do occur. Unfortunately,…

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Hindgut distress

Horses are trickle feeders, designed to eat fibre all day long, rather than consuming large meals less frequently. Fibre digestion takes place in the hindgut where a population of micro-organisms…

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Read more about the article Penetrating wounds of the foot
If a sharp object penetrates a horse’s foot, it can damage the sensitive tissues and deeper structures underneath

Penetrating wounds of the foot

Puncture wounds of the equine foot are common and can be very serious. The most common objects that penetrate horses’ feet are nails and screws, but other sharp objects such…

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Read more about the article Understanding positive flexion tests
A flexion test involves compression of joints and soft tissues through forced bending of the limbs

Understanding positive flexion tests

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]lexion tests of both the fore- and hindlimbs are common diagnostic tools, particularly used for the purposes of pre-purchase examination. Many of us have heard the words ‘failed flexion test’…

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