Horse Health Matters®

Domestic Equine Behavior - A Brief History

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 15:54

Learn about the horse's development from a small quadruped to the large fleet-footed mammal that is on his best behavior with an alpha leader …

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 …

General Care

Your Horse's Coat Tells Tales

Flossie Sellers

Your Horse's Coat Tells Tales

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 18:27

Learn how your horse's hair coat is indicative of not only the time of year, but its age and the state of its health …

General Care

How to Give Your Horse a Daily Once-Over

Flossie Sellers

How to Give Your Horse a Daily Once-Over

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 18:38

Learn the 6 important points of observation that will clue you in to your horse's physical and mental state during a daily once over as you groom your horse …

Tip of the Day

Make it a habit to check your horse's hoofs before and after each ride.

General Care

Dog in the Barn - Delight or Danger …

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Dog in the Barn - Delight or Danger …

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 23, 2017 16:37

Horse people are almost always dog people. If you fit in this category, this article has great advice on breeds of dogs that are excellent barn and trail …

Healthy Barn

A Better Barn for Smaller Equines

Cindy Benson

A Better Barn for Smaller Equines

by Cindy Benson

April 28, 2017 12:34

Cindy Benson is a leading donkey breeder in the western United States. Read her thoughts on the design and implementation of a barn for smaller horses and …

Lameness

Diagnosing Equine Lameness - Nerve Block Basics

Christy Corp-Minamiji

Diagnosing Equine Lameness - Nerve Block Basics

by Christy Corp-Minamiji

May 2, 2017 16:15

Lameness is a fact of life for horse owners. Read about the different ways of assessing lameness, including nerve blocks, and learn how they can be applied for …

Reproductive Care

What it Costs to Breed a Horse

Mark Sellers

What it Costs to Breed a Horse

by Mark Sellers

May 8, 2017 10:54

Deciding to breed your mare is an exciting proposition. Before starting, here are some facts that you should know. Knowing the costs upfront help you make the …

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

Foal

Young horse less than one year old.

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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