Thought 4the day: Quirks we all have them.. Life would be boring without! Now horses and ponies have their own quirks too its what gives them their own personality! Yes some may not be desired quirks and would have to be addressed but some are harmless and just plain funny!! Henry loves to throw his feed bucket out his door when done! What does your horse or pony do? Or even donkey come to think of it :o)
Fact 4the day: Mud fever is a group of diseases of horses causing irritation and dermatitis in the lower limbs of horses. Often caused by a mixture of bacteria, typically Dermatophilus congolensis, and Staphylococcus spp, mud fever can also be caused by fungal organisms (dermatophytes). Photosensitization, chorioptic mange mites, contact dermatitis and other conditions also contribute to some case...s. This condition is often called scratches or dew poisoning, but is also known as pastern dermatitis, grease heel, or greasy heel.
Mud fever affects most horses and ponies during winter and early spring. Resulting in painful sores and scabs, which in severe cases can make a horse lame. Mud fever most commonly affects the pastern and heel area but can also affect the upper leg, the belly, and in some cases the neck area (also known as Rain Scald). Non-pigmented skin tends to be more severely affected.
Quote 4the day: We wait all our life for the perfect horse yet when we open our eyes we realise they were right thre all the time. Nobody is perfect everyone has quirks.. except that..