What is Stringhalt?

Stringhalt is an affliction involving spasms of one or both hind limbs which presents as abnormal, exaggerated flexion of the hocks.


There may be some potential health risks connected to cryptorchidism, although this may not be as clear in horses as in humans.

Pigeon Fever

Dr. Sharon Spier reports that two veterinarians in the Okanagan Valley region of B.C. have seen a number of recent cases of pigeon fever.

Health Q&A: Rabies

Clinical signs of rabies in horses can take up to 12 weeks to appear after the initial infection. Once clinical signs appear, rabies is fatal.

Cooling Hot Horses

A hot, humid day. One rider, one horse. Both are exercising at a moderate level, but who is more likely to overheat? Your horse gets hotter much faster.