Common problems in horses

Horses, ponies and donkeys give us enormous pleasure but are entirely dependent on us for their health and well-being.

Many health problems can be avoided with good daily care, exercise and nutrition that suits the breed of your horse or pony and their lifestyle. It’s important to stay informed about the common complaints that can affect your horse, so you can recognise symptoms and know when it’s time to call your vet.

We’ll be adding new articles regularly about common health issues, including symptoms and causes, and offering treatment and prevention advice.


Ringworm in Horses

Ringworm is one of the most common skin conditions found in horses, causing flaky, dry patches of skin and hair loss across the body. it is highly contagious, and humans can catch it, so it's vital to recognise and treat quickly.