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Dental Care

Wolf Teeth in Horses

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Wolf Teeth in Horses

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 6, 2017 14:43

Although the mention of wolf teeth may bring visions of werewolf fangs, wolf teeth in horses are drastically different. Learn about these troublesome teeth and …

General Care

Bathing Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Bathing Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 13:47

Learn what you need to have handy when bathing your horse and the 9 steps to get your horse thoroughly clean and dry …

General Care

Managing Horse Manure

EquiMed Staff

Managing Horse Manure

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 14:20

Learn how much manure a normal horse produces, ways of disposing of the manure, the tools needed for easy disposal, and why it is important to keep your barn …

Why Daily Turnout is Important: Nan's Story

by Miriam Rieck

April 21, 2017 14:27

Learn how daily turnout helps horses and foals develop positive herd dynamics plus sound bodies, and how it prevents destructive behaviors …

Tip of the Day

Schooling a horse teaches the horse what to do. Conditioning the horse gives it the ability to do what is schooled.

General Care

Facing Reality After Your Horse's Death

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Facing Reality After Your Horse's Death

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 24, 2017 10:13

Read this thoughtful article by a veterinarian who has had years of personal experience caring for horses and other animals to learn how to deal with the …

Understanding Your Gelding and Using Common Sense When Cleaning His …

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 24, 2017 15:25

Geldings are preferred by some people over mares because geldings tend to be more mellow and predictable because their emotions are more on an even keel when …

Horse Owners Beware - 3 Myths that Can Be Disastrous to Horse Health

by EquiMed Staff

April 24, 2017 15:54

Summer's heat and humidity can be much more than just uncomfortable for your horse; they can be deadly and can lead to disastrous consequences as a result of …

Hoof Care

When Does A Horse Need Shoes …

Pete Butler

When Does A Horse Need Shoes …

by Pete Butler

September 26, 2018 09:06

Most horses can get by without wearing shoes. This article discusses five scenarios when a horse will be more comfortable and better performing when wearing …

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

Dock

The muscular upper portion of a horses tail where the hair is rooted.

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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Never been a horse that can't be rode, never been a cowboy that can't be throwed.

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