Learn to Recognise the Subtle Signs of Pain
What is Pain?
Signs of Pain in Horses. Horses are instinctively 'stoic', they do their best to mask all signs of pain in an effort to keep-up and blend-in with the rest of the herd. By the time you horse shows clear signs of lameness or injury a lot of damage has already been done.
Although they may not scream it loud and clear, horses do display subtle signs they are in pain and/or discomfort. As horse lovers, it is our responsibility to learn to recognise these earlier signs and intervene as soon as possible.
In this article, Dr Lena Clifford, a trained veterinarian with a special interest in animal biomechanical medicine, animal acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and advanced neurological release techniques, list and explains some of the subtle hints to watch out for - not just in your horse, but every horse.
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