While “white line disease” is common vernacular, it is a misnomer because the problem actually springs from disease of the adjacent tissue, not the white line itself.
As an alternative to body-clipping, one group of researchers recently examined the use of artificial lights to alter coat growth in horses.
Avoid disturbing late-pregnant and foaling mares unless veterinary intervention is required.
One of the key factors in determining whether or not your horse requires more feed involves frequent and precise assessment of body condition score.
Regardless of which discipline equine athletes compete in, it’s critical they have optimum body condition to perform to their highest ability and stay at the top of their game.
Unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan and you may wind up having a foal that won’t nurse, an orphaned foal, or a foal rejected by its mother.
Horses in this condition will need a lot of care and a sound nutrition program to get them back into proper body condition and health.
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