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4 Problems Faced by Active Horses

Horses need to maintain a high level of physical activity and exercise to stay healthy. As a rule of thumb, an active horse is a healthy horse.

Of course, physical activity also puts them at risk of getting injured and facing other troubles. However, instead of keeping your equine from being active, you should look for ways to deal with its problems before they escalate.

Not sure how to identify and treat your active horse’s problems? Here’s a quick guide to help you out.

1. Surface Wounds

Surface wounds such as cuts and bruises are some of the most common injuries found in active horses. While they may not always be preventable, they’re easy to detect and deal with, unlike internal injuries that remain hidden. If you see a minor open wound on your horse’s skin, immediately apply Gou Gou Pets First Aid Ointment to give it relief.

2. Sprains and Strains

Active horses not only run around but also jump through fences and other obstacles. In all this, they often sustain sprains, strains, and muscular pain. If your horse has suddenly become inactive or has difficulty walking, these are signs that it’s possibly dealing with muscular pain. If this is the case, you should apply our Joint and Bone Ointment on the affected site to provide relief to the pain.

3. Damaged Hooves

Since all kinds of physical activity put the most pressure on the horse’s hooves, horses that are overly active stand the risk of damaging their hooves. This may make them more prone to hoof infections and cause discomfort. This is why it’s important to practice proper hoof care by ensuring proper hoof trimming and shoeing.

4. Joint Pain

With physical activity comes a higher chance of wear and tear in your horse’s joints. If your horse becomes lethargic or doesn’t move around the way it used to, it’s likely suffering from joint pain. You can apply Gou Gou Pets Joint Spray to give them joint pain relief so they can go back to being their active selves.

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Get Quality Horse Care Products Online at Gou Gou Pets

Needless to say, you should always be prepared to handle all the potential problems that your horse may face at any time. At Gou Gou Pets, you’ll find some of the best natural and holistic pet care products online so you can ensure your horse stays at the top of its game.

 We have a wide range of horse health products, including trauma and wound care products,  grooming products and accessories, Zen and wellness products, skincare, and more. You can also keep our emergency kit with you at all times to give quick first aid to your equine.

Get in touch with our team now for more information about our horse supplies on sale and get the best products for your beloved horse!

~Veterinarian Recommended