Horse Health Matters®

Dental Care

Feeding the Toothless Horse

EquiMed Staff

Feeding the Toothless Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 11, 2018 08:36

"When feeding a horse with no teeth or with very severe tooth damage, feed a slurry of complete pelleted feed and/or mashed alfalfa pellets, and add in some …

Establishing a Daily Routine for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 12:02

Horses do need daily care when it comes to feeding, satisfying thirst and exercise. Learn how you can make meeting your horse's basic needs an enjoyable break …

Causes of Horse Related Injuries and How to Prevent Them

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 18:04

Read about the 5 most common causes of horse-related injuries and the 7 keys to good horsemanship that will help prevent these injuries …

General Care

How Do I Know My Horse Is Colicking …

Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

How Do I Know My Horse Is Colicking …

by Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

April 21, 2017 14:23

Read to learn the important signs of colic and why staying calm and assessing the situation is important for you and your horse, as well as your veterinarian …

Tip of the Day

Loose horse shoes can be seen by observing the removed shoe. If the branches are shiny, this indicates that the shoe was loose.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

How to Handle Your Horse When the Veterinarian Visits

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:38

Being well prepared for a veterinarian's visit ensures that necessary procedures for your horse will be effectively completed and will help you and your horse …

Healthy Barn

How to Store Horse Hay

EquiMed Staff

How to Store Horse Hay

by EquiMed Staff

April 27, 2017 11:07

Learn about the factors involved in proper hay storage to preserve nutritional value for your horse and how hay is affected by different storage conditions …

Extruded Rice Bran - What Is It? and Why Is It Good for Horses …

by Flossie Sellers

February 16, 2019 16:08

More recently, equine feed companies have developed methods of extruding rice bran into stabilized nugget form for easier feeding to horses …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

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Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Rein

Typically thin leather straps connected to either side of the bit or hackamore and held in the rider's hands. Used for guidance and control.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

es·sen·tial
/əˈsen(t)SHəl/
adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

A fly can drive away horses.

Greek Proverb

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