Horse Health Matters®

Dental Care

Common Equine Dental Problems

EquiMed Staff

Common Equine Dental Problems

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 11:58

Learn about the many kinds of problems that affect horse's teeth and how good dental health goes hand-in-hand with the well-being and peak performance of your …

First Aid

Horse Diarrhea - Is It an Emergency …

Flossie Sellers

Horse Diarrhea - Is It an Emergency …

by Flossie Sellers

April 7, 2017 14:26

Read to learn about the causes, signs, and effects of diarrhea and why early involvement with your veterinarian is important in maintaining your horse's health …

Helping Horses Survive and Thrive during Droughts and Wildfires

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 12:54

The nutritional value of forage and hay grown in drought-stricken areas plummets and as a result, horse nutrition is compromised and in the case of wildfires, …

Healthy Barn

Barn Prep Tips For Winter

Katie Navarra

Barn Prep Tips For Winter

by Katie Navarra

April 28, 2017 12:22

Learn the essentials for winterizing your barn to keep your horses safe, comfortable and healthy and to avoid frustration down the road …

Tip of the Day

The formation of stones in the large intestines of horses (called enterolithiasis) has been associated with consumption of alfalfa hay in the west and southwest regions of the United States. In these areas, alfalfa as a percentage of the diet should be 70% or less.

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 …

Hoof Care

Farrier's Prices

EquiMed Staff

Farrier's Prices

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 16:48

Although no general article can address the costs of a farrier in a particular area, learn about the value of a farrier's services and the support a competent …

An Overview of Equine Feeds and Supplements

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 12:05

Unless you live on a large ranch with ample pasture, the single biggest cost of horse ownership is the feeding or the horse. This article provides a review of …

Debunking 4 Popular Myths about Beet Pulp for Horses

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 12:50

Although anecdotal stories about individual horses may have lead to these myths or old wives' tales about beet pulp as feed, research and experience have …

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

Stud

An establishment where pedigreed horses are bred.

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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/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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Quote of the Day

If you're happy, your horse is apt to be happy.

Ray Hunt

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