How to care for the basic health needs of horses
Horse-health-problem risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
Proper feeding practices for foals, adult horses, and older horses
Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of leg lameness
Prevention and treatment for problems of the equine foot
Design and maintain a healthy horse operation
Horse breeding from planning through foal care
News and issues for equine health professionals
All aspects of caring for performance horses
Discussions about the welfare of our equine friends
Learn about management strategies you can use to help ward off parasite resistance to anthelmintics. Read More
Quick references of horse conditions, diseases & health topics
In-depth reports on many aspects of horse health care
Detailed summaries of conventions and seminars on horse health
Browse horses that are FREE to a good home.
Add your FREE horse to our list of adoptable horses.
Learn more about adoption, whether you’re adopting a horse or giving a horse away.
Sweet grade/Thoroughbred needs a loving home because owner is relocating. EPM horse so cannot be ridden. Does not need meds, though. Read More
Q&As about caring for your horse
Find upcoming horse health educational events
Look up the meaning of horse health terms
Articulos en Español (Articles in Spanish)
Healthy temperature, heart, & respiration rates
Estimate your horse's weight
Estimate your mare’s foaling date
Users weigh in on horse health care
Recently launched horse health products
Find an AAEP veterinarian near you
Veterinarians answer your questions during a monthly live audio event.
A weekly discussion on horse health topics.
Get the latest news and information on horse health care.
Does your horse drool like a dog? Here are some possible reasons why, from the benign to the life-threatening.
The item has been sent to .
10/13/2013 10:07:15 PM
All of the above
10/12/2013 7:37:48 PM
Any variation from straight can cause lameness eventually
10/11/2013 3:20:09 PM
knock knees - I worry about stress on surrounding structures - also with toeing out, bowlegged etc e
10/11/2013 2:55:36 PM
This question has varible anwsers based on the ages of the horse, as many may looked to be a problem
10/11/2013 9:37:22 AM
Calf knees much worse than buck knees.
10/10/2013 11:03:31 PM
Back at the knee
10/10/2013 6:47:34 PM
10/10/2013 6:31:03 PM
Heard too much about the strain back-at-the-knees puts on tendons and ligaments - no, thanks.
10/10/2013 5:44:58 PM
Worries me how? Do you mean which would cause me not to buy a horse? All above.
10/10/2013 5:41:42 PM
10/10/2013 4:03:12 PM
10/10/2013 3:27:50 PM
tripping, toe stubbing
10/10/2013 10:43:16 AM
All the above depending on the horse's activity. What matters in QH may not matter in Thoroughbreds
10/10/2013 10:41:47 AM
Because the risk of injury is greater, considering that the horse could touch himself during movemen
10/10/2013 10:41:18 AM
It would depend on the age of the horse as to which one would worry me the most at the time.
10/10/2013 9:26:11 AM
All of the above!
10/10/2013 8:45:59 AM
Coon footed or calf kneed would be of greater concern. Corrective shoeing can help toe in/out to som
10/10/2013 2:57:47 AM
All of them. People need to be careful what they're breeding for.
10/10/2013 2:10:16 AM
10/10/2013 1:14:32 AM
Back at the knee (or calf knees) by far.
10/10/2013 12:21:50 AM
10/9/2013 11:57:49 PM
10/9/2013 10:35:30 PM
10/9/2013 9:56:23 PM
Over at the knee
10/9/2013 8:23:55 PM
slite club foot and her leg turns out a little, I'm worried about correct shoeing.
10/9/2013 7:12:09 PM
all of the above
10/9/2013 6:33:36 PM
degenerative superficial digital flexor tendons
10/9/2013 5:45:50 PM
10/9/2013 5:35:33 PM
Back in the knees is the worst. Then Bowlegs.
10/9/2013 4:53:24 PM
10/9/2013 4:26:11 PM
The last 3 are deal breakers for me!
10/9/2013 4:15:41 PM
10/9/2013 3:49:40 PM
Odd to lump calf knees with buck knees. Undefeated racer St. Simons buck knees
10/9/2013 3:39:51 PM
Toeing in/out no big deal. But bad foot conformation is the worse. No foot no horse!
10/9/2013 2:33:14 PM
Buck knees don't bother me at all. Calf knees do. A lot.
10/9/2013 2:32:38 PM
My Arabian gelding has buck knees, so far sound (age 16) but he does stumble sometimes...
10/9/2013 11:48:07 AM
Calf knees can be a severe problem, Buck knees rarely. They should not have been listed together.
10/9/2013 1:21:23 AM
long low pasterns
10/8/2013 11:30:21 PM
But they ALL bother me
10/8/2013 8:24:27 PM
they can all be a problem sometimes depending on severaty and job to be done
10/8/2013 6:14:53 PM
10/8/2013 6:11:28 PM
toeing in/out doesn't worry me as much as the others - club foot is ok if not severe.
10/8/2013 6:04:02 PM
Any of these are bad if extreme. Very mild deviations are usually ok. Depends on horse's purpose.
10/8/2013 4:31:06 PM
poor proportions and angles in the bones and joints
10/8/2013 11:17:05 AM
Oh, to have a perfect horse!!!
10/8/2013 9:29:18 AM
Umm, all of them?
10/8/2013 9:07:25 AM
They're all pretty concerning from a soundness standpoint.
10/8/2013 8:41:05 AM
Sign up for the latest in:
Copyright © 2014 BLOOD-HORSE PUBLICATIONS. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission of BLOOD-HORSE PUBLICATIONS is prohibited. THE HORSE, THE HORSE logo, THEHORSE.COM and THEHORSE.COM logo are trademarks of BLOOD-HORSE PUBLICATIONS.