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Monday, December 12, 2011

as if we needed another reason... keep our horses where they can move freely.

Animals that have access to free exercise (pasture) have a greater quantity of synovia (joint fluid) in their joints.  As it is a protective and nutritive substance, this seems like a good thing to me....

Reference - Dyce's, Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy, chapter 1

1 comment:

  1. I just ran across an ad for a horse for sale (I'm shopping) and it said "No 24/7 turnout in Winter." It irks me that there are people out there who still think stabling is a necessity. This was an ad for a 15 year old Standardbred. Most of the ads say their horse *requires* free turnout all year, so at least most people have caught on to that idea, even here in Germany where the Winters can be bad.


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