Ear issues in horses are rare. Here's how to recognize them early.
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These uniquely designed features come with their own distinct health issues.
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May 05, 2014
Ear issues in horses are rare. Here's how to recognize them early.... Read More
March 10, 2014
These uniquely designed features come with their own distinct health issues. ... Read More
November 20, 2012
Do horses living outside need their ears protected during cold weather?... Read More
February 01, 2010
The horse in the wild depends on keen eyesight and acute hearing to detect danger and flee from predators.... Read More
January 20, 2010
A neighborly neigh is processed in a different way than other whinnies, meaning that horses have brain side preferences for sounds, according to a new study by French researchers.
The phenomenon, known as &... Read More
December 03, 2009
Paint Horses with certain coat patterns and blue eyes are more at risk for deafness than others.... Read More
November 08, 2009
Guttural pouches are more than just ill-defined air-filled vats located somewhere in the horse's head, said Julie Fjeldborg, DVM, PhD, an associate professor in the department of large animal sciences at the University of Copenhagen,... Read More
October 05, 2009
Through their whinnies, horses convey specific information about their identities, including sex, height, and weight, according to French researchers. Acoustic analyses of whinnies and the reactions of horses to various recorded whinnies also... Read More
May 04, 2008
"If you are going to submit your horse to repetitive loud noises, earplugs are a good idea," said Lucy Hirsch, DVM, of Jackson Animal Clinic, in Platte City, Mo. The bonus? Not only can they protect the horse's ears, they can help the horse perform m... Read More
April 06, 2008
A few horses out there like to have their ears rubbed, but many are tolerant of ear handling at best, and violently ear shy at worst. When these horses need to have veterinary work done around their ears, such as biopsies or stitching of... Read More
April 04, 2008
No matter the conformation of your chosen breed, the heads and necks of horses serve many purposes. ... Read More
November 01, 2005
A horse's ear is designed distinguishing fine sounds at the same time protecting the sensitive inner structures and communicating with herdmates. The ear of an 18-month-old Belgian Warmblood filly was injured, which resulted in the ear... Read More
August 01, 2004
A wart is an epidermal (skin) tumor caused by a variety of different viral infections. Remember that the word tumor simply means lump or mass and does not always infer cancer. In medical terms, warts are typically referred to as papillomas... Read More
Q. Do horses living outside need their ears protected during cold weather?