Peripheral Artery Disease (commonly referred to as PAD) is a circulatory condition that narrows the peripheral arteries. In this particular scenario, peripheral means going away from the heart. So, arteries commonly affected are in the stomach, arms, head, with the most likely area being in the legs. When a person is suffering from PAD, these areas are not receiving enough blood flow.
Horses do not speak ‘human’, but truth be told, horses are great communicators.
Using their body language and behavior, horses instinctively show us their emotions: happy, angry, or sad, and it is our job to pay attention to what they are telling us, so that we can act accordingly.
Legg-Perthes, also commonly named Legg-Calve-Perthes, Coxa Plana, and Aseptic or Avascular Necrosis of the femoral head is a disease that causes lameness in the hip-joint in small dog breeds ranging from five-months old to one-year of age.
Steeplechase is an equestrian racing sport that consist of competing horseback through a long-distance race with fences and various obstacles. Originating in cross country races that took place in Ireland, horses would go from one church steeple to another, which is where the name “Steeplechase” came from.
Horses are extremely active animals. From racing and jumping to strategically controlling their movements through disciplines like dressage, they are likely to suffer from many different conditions involving swelling and inflammation in their bodies, especially in their legs. Curb is a rare condition that directly affects the hock and can result in severe lameness.
As our dogs get older, they become more prone to more health problems and conditions than when they were young pups. There are many causes of hind leg weakness in dogs and the exact cause is hard to discover, even for vets.
Horses and their owners connect through experiences and the time they share together. So, what better way to bond with your horse than through tasty food? By offering your favorite furry friend some homemade goodness, you can show you appreciate them and respect them – and that can go a long way for your relationship.
February is here and love is in the air! Our four-legged friends are always there to listen to us and snuggle us when we need it the most. They give us love every single day, so Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show them just how much we love and appreciate them.