Health Problems: a third of horses in UK affected

We all know that keeping horses can be a costly pastime, and the results from a recent study show that owners should do everything they can to ensure their animals stay in good health.

According to the 2017 National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) more than a third of horses have experienced at least one health problem over the past year.

The most common issues are skin conditions and lameness. More than a quarter of the horses with back problems have exhibited signs of lameness, and the most common skin issues are sweet itch and mud fever.

As always, prevention is better than cure, and Remus Horse Sanctuary suggests that owners can stay on top of health problems by ensuring their animals have a horse health MOT with a vet at least annually and that vaccinations are kept up to date.

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More useful tips for keeping your horse healthy, along with more results from the survey can be found at http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/skin-disease-lameness-top-uk-horses-health-issues-633590.

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