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What’s normal?

Only you know what is normal for your horse. Be alert to any changes in appearance, mood or behavior that might signal your horse is in distress.


  • Pay attention to your horse’s usual stance, breathing pattern, gait, and behavior. Any change to these could signal potential problems.
  • Be aware that there are no classic clinical signs for the deadly Hendra virus, and that any sign of acute illness should prompt consultation with your vet and consideration of appropriate use of PPE if handling ill horses