Know Your Horse in Health

Examine your horse’s vital signs, body, and behavior on a regular basis to become a more active participant in his care.

One of my clients called me recently with an after-hours emergency. Her horse had a poor appetite, seemed depressed, and had been lying down more than normal. She thought the problem might be colic, and she was hopeful that a shot of flunixin meglumine (Banamine) would resolve it. She was calling me to determine the best approach to take. I explained to her that many different ailments could cause the signs she described. Whether the Banamine would help depend

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