Horse Health Matters®

Recognizing and Preventing Equine Stereotypies

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:05

Cribbing, weaving and stall walking are common stable vices. Learn the 8 common causes of stereotypies and 8 steps you can take to prevent these destructive …

Should colt starting be a competitive event? - EquiMed Asks

by Mark Sellers

April 4, 2017 18:09

We recently asked our Facebook visitors, "Should colt starting be a competitive event?" Based on this informal survey, the answer is a clear No …

First Aid

Four Ways to Take Your Horse's Pulse

EquiMed Staff

Four Ways to Take Your Horse's Pulse

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 16:59

Finding a horse's pulse and determining the heart rate can be difficult, even for professionals. Read about the four ways you can determine your horse's heart …

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 …

Tip of the Day

Remember that most "flu" vaccinations have only a 6 month effectiveness. If you want to protect your horses from the flu all year, you may need to vaccinate every six months. Ask your vet!

Electrolytes for Your Horse - Just Buzz or for Real …

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 20, 2017 10:59

Learn about electrolytes and electrolyte alternatives and how electrolyte depletion is closely tied to the amount your horse is sweating …

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 …

Hoof Care

How do I help my horse's dry, cracked feet …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

How do I help my horse's dry, cracked feet …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 15:17

Hoof quality may relate more the the hoof's ability to regulate the moisture content than anything else. Our expert farrier, Doug Butler, gives you the facts on …

Dental Care

Dental Care for Older Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Dental Care for Older Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

February 1, 2019 09:18

Most dental problems in older horses involve teeth wearing out, uneven wear, or just the fact that the teeth are missing. This article provides the horse owner …

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

Effleurage

A soothing stroking movement with an open flat hand.

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

It is the very difficult horses that have the most to give you.

Lendon Gray

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