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First Aid

Horse Trailering Accidents

Katie Navarra

Horse Trailering Accidents

by Katie Navarra

April 11, 2017 11:18

Horse trailer accidents do happen. Learn how to prepare for a trailer accident and how your first aid preparations can save the lives of both horses and people …

What's the poop about dogs eating horse poop …

by Mark Sellers

August 12, 2019 16:02

Size does matter when a dogs eats horse poop containing ivermectin, depending on the toxicity level and the size and genetic susceptibility of the dog …

General Care

Housing Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Housing Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 18:56

The housing that a horse owner provides for a horse is often determined by circumstances. Learn about housing choices for your horse, the pros and cons of each …

General Care

Daily Exercise for Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Daily Exercise for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 12:55

Learn about your horse's need for daily exercise and the many ways you can make sure your horse is getting the kind of exercise workouts that will help increase …

Tip of the Day

If you can't remember the last time you had a tetanus shot, it is a good idea to get a booster. Tetanus is rare but devastating medical condition with a high mortality rate . Protect yourself!

General Care

Maintenance Clipping for Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Maintenance Clipping for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 14:11

Learn the 8 steps that will keep your horse well-groomed with maintenance clipping along with suggestions for purchasing and keeping your clippers in good shape …

Healthy Barn

Keeping Your Barn Safe

Flossie Sellers

Keeping Your Barn Safe

by Flossie Sellers

April 20, 2017 14:27

Falls, fire, structural inadequacies, and horse-related injuries are legitimate concerns for every horse owner. Read to learn the 12 tips for barn safety and …

Equine Juvenile Arthritis - Causes and Treatments

by Flossie Sellers

May 2, 2017 14:07

Even young horses can suffer from arthritis. How does a young horse get arthritis? Can it be avoided? How is it treated? If your young horse is stiff or lame, …

Behavior

Dealing with Head-shy or Ear-shy Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Dealing with Head-shy or Ear-shy Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

January 9, 2019 18:01

Horses are not born head-shy or ear shy. Regardless of the cause, a head shy horse can be retrained to accept everyday contact for bridling and grooming …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

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

Adhesions

Union of separate surfaces by the formation of new tissue.

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 …

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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 ragged colt may make a good horse.

French Proverb

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