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Learn to spot pain early

By the time your horse becomes lame or starts to show aggression, it is likely he has already been in pain for some time. Horse owners who work on their ability to spot subtler signs of pain can save their horses a lot of suffering. Veterinarian and pain researcher, Dr. Karina Bech Gleerup from the University of Copenhagen, is the scientist behind recent research into the equine pain face. In this feature, she walks you through the equine pain face and the significance of various expressions.

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