Can yoyu tell me the most common injuries/problems with horses?
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April 19, 2019 / By Lexine Question:
ok im a beginner with horses and im trying to learn as much as i can before i get mine (in a year or two, when i move). im doing so much research on them. i want to know the most common injuries/problems/diseases they get, and what causes it etc. any website would be great.
please dont be mean and say im too inexperieinced to have one and blah because im learning now. just answer what i ask and no lecture.
thanks so muchh!!!
i llove "got horses" and thanks ketra. (sry if i spell that wronng) lol
Best Answers: Can yoyu tell me the most common injuries/problems with horses?
Julia | 6 days ago
Agree with Ketra! 100%. Thrush, colic, and scratches are all very common. Although thrush and colic are preventable if you research what causes them and veer from that.
I also think strained tendons are quite common. Or just leg injuries in general. Tissue tearing is an issue, too. Plus early arthritis because people start their horses waay too early.
Good luck with your future horse!
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Originally Answered: Hit and Run Penalty with no injuries and no damages?
If there is no injury or damage then it doesn't count as a crash. Hopefully that is the case for you (42-4-1602 is the definition of a crash)
However if there was damage and you fled the scene without exchanging information then it is a class 2 misdemeanor 3-12 months in jail $250 - $1000 fine and 1 year suspended license (42-4-1603)
Failing to then report the crash to police is a separate charge which adds 3-12 months in jail to the above and an extra $250 - $1000 fine and a extra year of suspended license.
The Colorado law gives no bonus for a formerly clean record. This is not a simple traffic infraction where you would pay a ticket - it is a full blown misdemeanor crime that will go on your permanent record.
You can read the law for yourself by clicking on the link below, then clicking where it says colorado revised statutes and then searching for the numbers with dashes listed below:
the penalties for misdemeanor crimes are listed at:
Hope this helps.
I would say thrush is the most common issue among horses. It's a bacteria that deterriorates the hoof, mainly the frog. It usually happens when the horse is living in damp or muddy conditions. It's easy to fix with some iodine or thrush buster if you catch it at the first sign. (It smells horrible so it's hard to miss)
Colic is also an easy one to cause. Bad hay, stress, even changes in weather can lead to colic. It either passes in a day or the horse has to go through surgery, which always has a chance of losing the horse.
Little cuts will be found a lot probably. The horse rolls and scratches a rock or piece of wood or whatever, and gets a cut. No biggie just put some triple antibiotic on it and keep it clean. I've even put band aids on small cuts for my horses. You can snip the fur with scissors where the band aid goes so it still stick.
Those are just the most common issues around here.
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I was at a 4-H show just watching last year because my barn is the host barn in our area. But a girl with a gorgeous chestnut had put a stud chain on him the wrong way or something along those lines and when her horse started to rear and flip out the girl just pulled right back. Everyone knows the horse will win. The worst part is, when he flipped there was something to break his fall. The hood of a truck. Oh my god it was one of the scariest things I've ever seen and I'm getting goosebumps just writing about it. You could have heard a pin drop that's how dead silent it got after the sound of him hitting the truck. He got up afterward and apparently WAS IN RIDING CONDITION! I'm sorry but that's too traumatic of an experience for my horse to go through to be expected to compete afterward.
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You also want to make sure that you keep your horses teeth floated,if they still have there wolf teeth,have them removed,this can cause the horse to act up while riding and take your riding confidence away from you if you dont know how to ride.Have your local vet check the horse before purchasing it for any heath related issue,also have a trainer go with you when picking out any horse because the horse could be druged so it will be calm for the buyer.Good Luck.
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Thrush is easy. Cut back on your horses sugar intake! A lot of exercise with good frog contact and not too much sugar in their diet and it's easier to keep thrush away. Molasses and other sweet feed are thrushes' best friends.
I've had more bad luck with leg injuries than anything else.
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Originally Answered: Are there any long term injuries with MMA?
As you will see below, the predicted rate of injury for MMA is similar to other combat sports (e.g. Boxing). If you have access to a medical library you can use PubMed to perform a proper search of the literature. I will add that to date there have been only two deaths in sanctioned MMA fights:
Sam Vasquez on November 30, 2007 after being knocked out by Vince Libardi in the third round of an October 20, 2007 fight at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Michael Kirkham on June 30, 2010 following a knockout at the USC Aiken Convocation Center in South Carolina on June 28, 2010 from which he never regained conciousness.
I found some interesting studies myself in a brief search previously. The following is the best (by far) study I have found for MMA to date (many studies compare short term injury rates of different styles :
Injury trends in sanctioned mixed martial arts competition: a 5-year review from 2002 to 2007
Br. J. Sports Med. 2008;42;686-689; originally published online 28 Feb 2008; doi:10.1136/bjsm.2007.044891
Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine MMA injury patterns during a 5 year period after sanctioning in the state of Nevada. Data from all regulated MMA competitions during the study period from March 2002 to September 2007 (1270 fight exposures) was obtained. Injury odds ratios were calculated by conditional logistic regression on match outcome, age, weight, and fight experience, using a pair-matched case-control design (n = 464) and by multiple logistic regression on match outcome, age, fight experience, weight, combat minutes, and scheduled rounds.
Results: During the 635 professional MMA matches, 300 of the 1270 athletes sustained documented injuries with an injury rate of 23.6 per 100 fight participations. Most common reported injuries were lacerations and upper limb injuries. Severe concussion rate was 15.4 per 1000 athlete exposures, or 3% of all matches. No deaths or critical sports-related injuries resulted from any of the regulated matches during the study period. Age, weight and fight experience did not statistically increase the likelihood of injuries after controlling for other covariates.
Conclusions: Injury rates in regulated professional MMA competition are similar to other combat sports; the overall risk of critical sports-related injury seems to be low. Additional study is warranted to achieve a better understanding of injury trends and ways to further lower injury risk in MMA.