Mental Health in Horses

By August 3, 2017Uncategorized

That feels good!

 

Never underestimate the importance of mental health in horses.  Just like other animals, they require the ability to express their natural behaviors, including stretching their legs, grazing for forage, and interacting with herd mates (except, of course, when medical conditions preclude these activities).  If horses aren’t allowed to be, well, horses, behavioral and medical conditions can develop, including stress-induced gastric ulcers and stereotypies like cribbing or stall weaving.

 

At Fox Creek Veterinary Hospital, we promote the health of the whole horse, including both physical and mental wellbeing (the two are intimately connected).  Please let us know if we can help you with your equine needs by reaching out at 636-458-6569.

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