Unlike many species of livestock that will mask symptoms of injury or disease, horses will usually display symptoms of health problems fairly quickly. Certain changes should be investigated because they can indicate serious problems that need to be taken care of. Signs of pain in the hooves and changes in the digestive system can be signs of laminitis or colic, two of the most serious horse health problems. There are other equine health problems that are not necessarily fatal, but that do require immediate veterinary attention.
23 December 2013