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How serious are those warts on a horse's muzzle?

Just how serious are those small warts often seen on the muzzles of young horses? Dr Mac sets your mind at rest.
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All about the leg wrap

Leg wraps will protect your horse, especially while travelling, but if not applied properly they can do damage. Learn how to do them properly.
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All about the tail bandage

It’s important to know how to bandage your horse’s tail properly to avoid complications.
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Rabies can be a danger to your horse

Rabies is a cruel and incurable disease, but horses can be inoculated against it at little cost.
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Horses in Africa

North Africans have been riding horses since antiquity and equines remain a valued cultural resource, says Dr Mac.
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Grooming your horse

A gleaming, healthy horse is a handsome sight, and likely to be a contented animal. But getting it to this condition takes ‘spit and polish’, and trust between human and horse.
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About equine leptospirosis

Although a vaccine for horses has been developed, we first need to know just how prevalent this bacterial disease is in South Africa, says Dr Mac.
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How to care for your horse’s hocks

Poor conformation places stress and pressure on the hock, causing tissue to break down over time. This leads to severe injury, says Kim Dyson.
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Keeping chickens in the stables

Keeping chickens in and around a stable has its pros and cons, but with a little care and planning, fowls can help to keep pest numbers down, says Dr Mac.
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Propolis for aches and pains

In addition to honey, bees produce propolis, a sticky, resinous substance that can be used to treat a number of equine problems.
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