Pain management in horses has, and continues to be, a neglected subject. While some argue that a horse will overuse an injured body part (such as a limb or hoof) if he does not hurt, pain management is important to ensure no horse experiences excessive pain unnecessarily. Controlling pain also can decrease the risk for problems such as gastric ulceration, colitis, and depression.

Before pain is controlled, it must be understood. This free report provides an overview of the types of pain a horse can suffer, examples of causes of pain, and signs to watch for. Tips for pain management include the use of medication and other methods.