Horse Health Matters®

4 Top Reasons for Making Horse Dental Care a Priority

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 11:13

By the time a horse begins to loose weight, drop feed from the mouth while chewing, or show other signs of dental problems, any issues with the horse's mouth …

Horse First Aid for Heat Stroke and Sun Burn

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 14:32

Heat stroke and sunburn occur when horses are exposed to too much sun or hot, humid weather. Read about how to prevent and care for your horse in emergencies …

Trail Riders: First Aid in your Saddlebags

by Miriam Rieck

April 11, 2017 13:16

It is much easier to be prepared and not need a first aid kit, than to hit the trail and then, find that you are not prepared for those emergencies that will …

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 …

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.

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 …

General Care

Tips for Making Winter Riding Safer

Miriam Rieck

Tips for Making Winter Riding Safer

by Miriam Rieck

April 22, 2017 14:41

Riding your horse during the winter gives you both a chance to keep fit and enjoy the beauty of a winter landscape. This article offers tips to help you keep …

Hoof Care

A Farrier's Work is Never Done

Flossie Sellers

A Farrier's Work is Never Done

by Flossie Sellers

April 28, 2017 15:08

Learn why a trained, experienced farrier is able to meet any hoof-related problems of a horse head-on and should be part of the equation when it comes to the …

Lameness

Importance of Proper Hind Leg Conformation

Heather Smith Thomas

Importance of Proper Hind Leg Conformation

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 10:21

Learn how the conformation of the hind legs of your horse affects both soundness and athletic ability as discussed in this article, the fourth in the series of …

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

Surcingle

A piece of training equipment that buckles around the barrel of the horse supporting various rings for guiding reins. May also have a crupper and overcheck. Used with long lines for ground training.

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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Ray Hunt

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