What makes the bones in the hock joint grow together — and why would we choose to speed up the process with surgical intervention? Matt Smith MRCVS unravels the frequently misunderstood problem of hock fusion
Spillers' equine nutritionist Clare Barfoot provides one H&H forum user with some helpful advice on how to feed a barefoot horse for optimum health
An eye-watering odour in the stable could point to high levels of ammonia — with associated health risks. Andrea Oakes reports
Spring is a blessed relief after months of relentlessly grim weather — but it brings with it a few special horsey challenges as well...
Horse & Hound's breeding columnist explains why she feels it is so important to record and advertise the bloodlines of a horse correctly
Tempted to breed from an older mare? Emma Houghton MRCVS outlines the costs, complications and considerations to bear in mind
It doesn't take a lot to have us a cooing over a fluffy foal, but there are some with stories so remarkable — and adorable — that they have really pulled at the heart strings...
Rick Farr of Farr & Pursey Equine Vets shares his expert advice on PENS therapy in relation to head shaking
From damsires to covering and AI to gestation period here are the answers to some questions you have always wondered about
Contrary to myth, laminitis occurs all year-round and not just in the spring. It is an emergency that needs prompt action so find out how to recognise it and what to do if your horse is showing signs
The low-profile but hard-working liver plays a vital role in maintaining health. Edd Knowles MRCVS discusses this complex and multi-purpose organ
Spillers' equine nutritionist Clare Barfoot provides one H&H forum user with some helpful advice on how to feed a horse with suspected gastric ulcers
Scientific studies suggest that the trend for ever-tighter nosebands has serious welfare implications. Dr Orla Doherty explains how veterinary researchers are gathering evidence
Feeding is a complicated science — never more so than with a competition horse aiming for peak performance. Emily Bevan sorts the facts from the fiction
Early-season roadwork can build bone strength and develop muscular and cardiovascular fitness, but the concussive forces created can be damaging. Dr David Marlin outlines the risks
Spillers' equine nutritionist Clare Barfoot provides one H&H forum user with some helpful advice on how to feed a good-doer who requires more energy
The idea of inserting needles to alleviate pain and promote healing is nothing new, yet equine acupuncture is only now gaining widespread credibility in the UK. Andrea Oakes reports
Technology can tell us more about saddle effect and lameness than the naked eye — and the equipment used need not be expensive or complex. Peter Green MRCVS explains
Winter weather can be unpredictable, the light can diminish rapidly and horses can become overly-fresh due to lack of exercise. Solicitor Emma Melia, who specialises in serious personal injury litigation, explains how to be prepared if you're heading out hacking
If you're fed-up with winter, then take heart — spring is (nearly) just round the corner and there's so much to look forward to....