Performance & Health Benefits

Diseases / Conditions

Bruised Sole

A bruised sole occurs following direct trauma to the sole of the hoof. Read more


Horse Endometritis can be fungal or bacterial. The most common fungi in fungal endometritis in horses include the Candida (yeast) and Aspergillus (mold). Read more


Equine Rhabdomyolysis Syndrome (ERS) is a metabolic disorder that is linked to glycogen accumulation during rest. Read more


By definition laminitis in horses is the failure of the attachment between the distal phalanx (coffin bone) and the inner hoof wall. Read more


Lymphangitis in horses is an inflammation and/or swelling associated with impairment of the lymphatic system, particularly in a limb. Read more

Pedal Osteitis

Pedal Osteitis is inflammation of the distal phalanx (pedal bone). Read more

Horse Cough

A cough is in involuntary reflex initiated by sensory cells located in the lining of the trachea and bronchi. Read more

Horse Abcesses

An abscess is a cavity containing pus, which is a collection of dead cells, bacteria, and other debris resulting from an infection. Read more

Horse Wounds / Cuts

There are many different types of horse cuts and wounds. For example trauma can cause puncture, avulsion (flap of skin), incised, lacerated, abrasion or shear wounds. Read more

Mud Fever

Mud fever is essentially a form of dermatitis which affects the skin on the heel, fetlock and pastern. Read more

Horse Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition involving inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness. Read more

Bog Spavin

Bog Spavin is a swelling around the tibiotarsal joint of the horse’s hock. Read more

Capped Hock / Elbow / Knee

Capped hock, elbows and knees are all bursal injuries and result from a direct trauma to the area. Read more

Horse Cold Back

Cold back is a term used to describe a horse that displays behaviours or has symptoms indicating back pain. Read more

Filled Legs

A diffusely enlarged leg below the knee or hock. Read more

Kissing Spine

Kissing spine (spinous process impingement) is where the large spines which stick upwards from the vertebrae in the horse’s back rub together and cause low grade inflammatory changes in the edges of the bone where they meet. Read more

Locking Patella

The system of muscles, tendons and ligaments that allow the horse to ‘lock’ its lower leg joints with little muscular effort are known as the ‘stay apparatus’. Read more


Ringbone is bone growth in the pastern or coffin joint of a horse. In severe cases, the growth can encircle the bones – hence the name ringbone. Read more


Sesamoiditis describes inflammation within the sesamoid bones at the back of the fetlock joint. Read more

Horse Sore Back

A sore back in a horse can be caused by numerous factors. Read more

Respiratory Conditions

Niagara Equissage can help alleviate the impact of numerous symptoms caused by respiratory problems. Read more

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