Horse Health Matters®

Equine Dentistry - Floating Fundamentals

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 18:56

Learn about the signs of dental problems and why regular exams and floating of teeth are necessary for equine health …

Fitness And Conditioning

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

EquiMed Staff

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:30

When formulating a strength training program for your horse, it is important to determine whether the primary requirement in the muscles is for power or for …

Hoof Care

Hoof Growth - What Helps and What Hurts

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Hoof Growth - What Helps and What Hurts

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 30, 2017 17:49

Hoof growth is a function of genetics, activity level, footing type and more. Many horses today suffer from a lack of hoof growth. What can you do? Dr. Deb …

Pros and Cons: Are Horse Shoes Necessary for Hoof Health …

by EquiMed Staff

May 1, 2017 18:21

Some horse professionals and owners think of horseshoes as a necessary evil brought on by circumstances that limit the horse's natural exercise and other …

Tip of the Day

Products containing glucosamine and/or condroitin sulfate are one of the most common feed additives. Questions about bioavialability when administered orally and overall efficacy are not completely understood.

The Dangers of Riding Your Horse in Deep Sand

by Miriam Rieck

May 3, 2017 09:30

Learn about the dangers of riding or conditioning your horse in deep sand. Avoid the strains, stresses and fatigue that come from riding in deep sand …

Nutrition

Your Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

EquiMed Staff

Your Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:06

6 nutrient types that all horses require to have a balanced and healthy diet. This article covers the basics that all horse owners should know …

A Natural Approach to a Horse's Dietary Needs

by Flossie Sellers

May 6, 2017 12:54

This article discusses your horse's natural dietary needs, giving you the information you need to develop a healthy and complete feeding program for your horse …

Reproductive Care

Horse Breed Registries

EquiMed Staff

Horse Breed Registries

by EquiMed Staff

May 8, 2017 10:35

Comprehensive and updated, this is the guide of horse, pony and other equine breed registries. Find contact information, and website links for your favorite …

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

Long-reining

Driving a horse from behind with the use of long reins. Long-reining is preparatory training for driving a wheeled vehicle or work implement. Also known as Long-lining or line driving.

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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