Horse Health Matters®

Fitness And Conditioning

Effects of Equine Conditioning

EquiMed Staff

Effects of Equine Conditioning

by EquiMed Staff

April 13, 2017 16:25

Learn how your horse's body adapts to the challenges of conditioning with incremental increases in intensity and duration, and how the horse's fitness and …

Fitness And Conditioning

Using the Counter Canter To Build Your Horse's Strength

EquiMed Staff

Using the Counter Canter To Build Your Horse's Strength

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:02

The counter canter means the horse is cantering on a circle going left and the rider deliberately makes the horse canter with the right canter lead, so the …

General Care

Tips to Prevent or Minimize Vaccination Reactions

Heather Smith Thomas

Tips to Prevent or Minimize Vaccination Reactions

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 23, 2017 16:46

Vaccinations should be a part of routine horse healthcare, under the supervision of a veterinarian. You can reduce the chances of reactions by following with …

Healthy Barn

Keeping Your Barn Safe

Flossie Sellers

Keeping Your Barn Safe

by Flossie Sellers

April 20, 2017 14:27

Falls, fire, structural inadequacies, and horse-related injuries are legitimate concerns for every horse owner. Read to learn the 12 tips for barn safety and …

Tip of the Day

Make sure your horse knows where you are at all times when working in proximity. A surprised horse may kick or spook.

Hoof Care

What are dropped soles and can they be fixed …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

What are dropped soles and can they be fixed …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 14:10

Big horses, small feet. An increasingly problem with horses that are not bred for good foot health. Dropped soles can result. Here is an expert farriers view on …

What should a horse owner know and do to recognize and prevent foot/ …

by Jacob Butler

May 1, 2017 16:17

Hoof abscesses are common, especially in the spring, but once they open and drain, the horse will recover quickly. Be aware of abscess signs and potential foot …

Lameness

Causes of Equine Lameness

EquiMed Staff

Causes of Equine Lameness

by EquiMed Staff

May 2, 2017 15:32

Five common causes of lameness. Avoid having a lame horse by recognizing these 5 causes and avoiding them …

Lameness

Importance of Correct Front Leg Conformation

Heather Smith Thomas

Importance of Correct Front Leg Conformation

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 10:07

Conformation of the front legs of your horse is discussed in this article, third in the series by noted author Heather Smith Thomas …

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

Recumbency

The state of lying down-often not being able to get back up.

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
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Quote of the Day

A horse which stops dead just before a jump and thus propels its rider into a graceful arc provides a splendid excuse for general merriment.

Duke of Endinburgh

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