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“Stocking up” horse legs, or swelling of horse legs - why?

“Stocking up” horse legs, or swelling of horse legs - why?

Great simple article to explain reasons as to why your horse’s legs may be swelling in the stable. Interesting also that bandaging suggested to potentially exacerbate this.  Thoughts could be restriction of lymphatic flow and blood flow, over heating of legs, and infection through fungal and bacterial build up in warm damp conditions. Take a read and let your thoughts flow! https://www.thesprucepets.com/stocked-up-legs-in-horses-1885853

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All Wrapped Up - Is there a purpose to bandages? Do they cause more harm than good?

All Wrapped Up - Is there a purpose to bandages? Do they cause more harm than good?

Great, succinct article referencing Dr Hilary Clayton’s opnions on the lack of support from bandages and their heating ability... https://equineink.com/2009/05/05/all-wrapped-up-the-purpose-of-polos/

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Do I need to keep horse legs warm in winter?

Do I need to keep horse legs warm in winter?

Interesting article explaining how our horses and ponies’ bodies adapt to the cold, even extreme cold! We understand now through much research that horse and pony legs have less vascularisation below the knee to minimise heat loss, hence the propensity to over heat.  This also explains why in the Winter we are not helping our horses by booting them to keep warm either!  Their legs have the ability to do that for themselves.  Therefore, even in the Winter we must be take precaution to not over heat the tendons..... Take a read! https://ker.com/equinews/cold-weather-adaptations-keep-horses-comfortable/

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Axe Test for HUSK and 4 Competitor Boots - Surprising Results!

Axe Test for HUSK and 4 Competitor Boots - Surprising Results!

Today we performed a very crude axe test to give some idea on the protective properties of popular horse boots and HUSK  3D SHIELD Air boots..... It’s 5min video, but well worth a look!  We explain the basics behind what dissipation of impact should look like.  A great visual! https://youtu.be/5iUJLji7vo4

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Is Matchy Matchy in your Horse’s Best Interests? - Tendon Over Heating

Is Matchy Matchy in your Horse’s Best Interests? - Tendon Over Heating

A vet has spoken out against the “matchy-matchy” trend and its potential health implications for horses.  Former British team vet, Campbell Thompson of Nantwich Equine Vets explains to Horse and Hound Magazine.... https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/matchy-matchy-health-risk-tendon-damage-overheating-vet-campbell-thompson-nantwich-equine-vets-652461

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