Care & Management of Horses: A Practical Guide for the Horse by Heather Smith Thomas

By Heather Smith Thomas

This complete consultant presents a common sense method of protecting a horse fit, sound, and chuffed by means of encouraging horse proprietors to heart horse-keeping practices round the horse's needs.

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Signs of ulcers are dullness, decreased performance, poor appetite, poor condition, rough hair coat, and poor weight gain. Often the problem is not obvious; the horse just isn’t doing as well as he should be. Some horses adjust to the stress better than others, but it’s hard to predict which ones will have problems. Many common management practices used with performance horses contribute to ulcer development — high grain–low roughage diets (increased stomach acid due to infrequent high-concentrate meals, with lack of roughage in the tract to help buffer the acid); lack of continual grazing; stress of confinement combined with periods of intense exercise; use of anabolic steroids; the steroidlike plant substances in some feeds; and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Young horses, especially, need room to exercise and need other horses for social interaction — to learn life’s lessons and become well-adjusted adults. Weanlings and yearlings should be kept outdoors continually (with run-in sheds for shelter) or turned out as much as possible. If they must be stalled, put them into individual stalls just for mealtimes, so they can eat without competition for feed. Turn them out with their buddies the rest of the time. They should be at pasture or turned out in small compatible groups — no more than ten or twelve Young horses need room to exercise and for social interaction.

Skin abscesses may develop, and wounds are slow to heal. Another metabolic problem that causes thirst is diabetes, but it is rare in horses. Affected horses are constantly hungry as well as thirsty, but tend to lose weight. They urinate frequently, but the urine is not diluted and contains a lot of sugar. Even more rare in horses is excessive drinking and urination due to kidney disease. Horsemen used to worry about kidney problems in horses, but kidney trouble and urinary disease are less common in horses than in any other domestic animal.

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