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Evaluating a New Horse

When looking at a horse you're considering buying, keep the following in mind in terms of the purpose/discipline for which you are purchasing it

  • Soundness
  • Any blemishes
  • Movement
  • Conformation
  • Manners
  • Health (history and current)
  • Training and show history
  • Size (and is it full grown?)
  • Quality/flash - is the horse eye catching? will it stand out in the show ring?
  • Pedigree (if considering…

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 7:00pm


An abscess is basically an infection of the lamina.  Bacteria gets in, causes an infection and then white blood cells attack the infection.  Normally this would cause swelling but because this is in the hoof and the hoof cannot expand, pressure builds and results in pretty severe pain.  The purulent fluid (pus) that is the source of the pressure (product of the body fighting the infection) needs to find a way out.  Generally it takes the easiest path which could either be a hole in the hoof…


Posted on June 27, 2011 at 11:30pm

West Nile Disease

Given that it's mosquito season, what better than to post on Medical Monday about West Nile Disease.  (I imagine that if this was being narrated aloud, "West Nile Disease" would be all echo-y and have ominous tones playing in the background - da da daaaa.)

Symptoms (can include):

  • listlessness, change in behaviour
  • muscle twitches 
  • lack of coordination
  • limb weakness
  • partial paralysis, inability to get…

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 9:00am

Tetanus (aka Lockjaw)

I wanted to do an article on tetanus because, if you’re like me, you always get your horse vaccinated against it but it’s become so automatic that you’ve kind of forgotten what tetanus is exactly – the finer points of the disease, if you will.
Tetanus can occur when a wound becomes infected with the Clostridium tetani bacterium – which is naturally found in soil and animal feces.  This bacterium produces a powerful neurotoxin which results in muscle contraction and…

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 9:00am

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At 9:16pm on December 25, 2010, Lexi said…
that x mas video with the horse was so funny!
At 9:22am on November 19, 2010, OEF said…
Hi Horse Resource Network - Thanks for joining the OEF group! Please feel free to use the group to ask questions, post comments, share ideas, etc..
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