Palpating a Horse’s Back for Soreness

Palpating your horse’s back can help you determine if he’s uncomfortable.
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How can you find out if your horse is back sore? Sina Parsaye, DVM, at Parsaye Veterinary Services Inc. in Laporte, Colorado, discusses signs your horse might have back pain, and how to palpate the back to determine if your horse is uncomfortable.


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