Thursday News

Today’s news article deals with a species that we don’t see at our practice: horses. I’ve long said, jokingly, that horses are 1200lb cats, but in this case, there’s a very striking similarity. When it comes to recognizing pain in cats and horses, they’re a tough read. A group of researchers have developed a way to recognize pain in horses that I thought was pretty neat.

Have a look at how they did it here.

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  1. Chris Miner

    At last, definitive ways to know your horse is hurting! My horse always had to be near death before he’d let anybody know he was sick. A friend’s horse was just the opposite, and acted like he was dying with every little thing. No matter what, it’s a scary thing. Much better to recognize subtle signs of pain before the obvious signs of distress show up!

  2. >>My horse always had to be near death before he’d let anybody know he was sick

    See, just like cats!! 😛