In this installation of Stud Farm Diaries, Cindy Reich discusses different pain indicators in horses, and how we can help decipher the signals they send us. Recognizing pain in the horse is an important skill and may make the difference between a good and a poor outcome.

This mare is showing dramatic signs of pain. At first, it appears as though she cannot walk on her left hind leg. See the next video for more on this mare.

As you can see, the mare can now put some weight on her left hind leg. After pain medication and examination, nothing serious was found, and she continued to improve.

Right: This bay mare is colicing, and even though she is not showing extreme signs of pain, we later found out that her condition was grave.

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