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Understanding Horses: Watching For The Danger Signs

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Our strong and beautiful equine friends should be treated with a mixture of awe, respect and loving affection.  Although horse owners may feel inextricably close with their pets, they would do well to remember that horses are animals of prey.  This means they are easily startled, sometimes by tiny movements in their peripheral vision. So sometimes it is better to …

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A Guide to Poisoning in Horses: Diagnosis, Treatment and Heavy Metal Poisoning

A poison is a compound that irritates, damages body tissue or alters the metabolism. Because horses are trickle feeders and graze for the majority of the time they are awake, on rare occasions they can eat something poisonous. This guide looks at the types of poisoning a horse can suffer from, spotting the signs of poisoning and what to do …

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