Sectors - Horses
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Tackling rain scald in horses

This unsightly skin infection is not dangerous, but it should always be attended to. If ignored, it can give rise to a secondary infection that will complicate treatment. Kim Dyson explains.
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Dealing with laminitis

A crippling lameness, this condition can strike suddenly, and may prove deadly, warns Dr Mac.
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Teaching a horse to lift a foot

Your horse should lift all four feet willingly when asked, writes Dr Mac.
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Teaching the young horse to steer

Longlining is the next step after lunging when training a colt, says Dr Mac.
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A list of plants that are a danger to horses

Horses in the wild seem to know what to avoid, but domestication has dulled this instinct, says Kim Dyson.
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South Africa’s first mounted archery show

Remember those ‘Cowboy and Indian’ films where feather-clad braves galloped on handsome Appaloosa horses firing off arrows?
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Is your horse too skinny?

Fattening a thin horse starts with a good diagnosis, involving a detailed examination of its history, checking the amount of feed it eats and a thorough clinical examination, says Dr Mac.
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Trust, training & tricks with horses

If you’ve ever owned a horse that can open a locked stable door you’ll know how quickly they pick up a new trick! Horses love to learn tricks and there’s no better way to improve communication between the two of you.
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When to call the horse vet

Even though many South Africans live in remote areas where it is difficult to call in a vet, some situations leave no alternative. Nature can be cruel and injury and illness are a natural method of culling the old and weak and, in doing so, keeping the horse population in check.
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Other causes of 'big leg'

Equine lymphangitis is not the only cause of severe swelling in your horse’s lower limbs, says Kim Dyson.
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