Horse Health Matters®

Desensitize Your Horse to Common Encounters

by EquiMed Staff

April 18, 2017 18:16

Because of the horse's exceptionally perceptive and sensitive nature, he has the ability to detect sensory stimuli on the trail or in unfamiliar places that …

Dental Care

Dental Abscesses in Horses

EquiMed Staff

Dental Abscesses in Horses

by EquiMed Staff

April 7, 2017 10:49

Horses do not usually develop cavities in their teeth. Instead, dental infections usually begin at the root of the tooth and are often preceded by gum infection …

First Aid

Eye Injuries - Always an Emergency

Flossie Sellers

Eye Injuries - Always an Emergency

by Flossie Sellers

April 7, 2017 13:59

Learn about different kinds of eye injuries in horses and the importance of prompt treatment by a veterinarian to prevent serious damage to the horse's vision …

General Care

The Equine Circulatory System

Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

The Equine Circulatory System

by Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

April 22, 2017 12:13

The horse is one of the most impressive natural athletes in the world largely due to a specialized circulatory system that, along with the respiratory system, …

Tip of the Day

Donkeys are not small horses! They behave and react in a manner that is notably different from horses. Compared to horses, donkeys give fewer indication of pain or illness making colic detection more difficult.

Horse Hoof Abscesses: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

by Miriam Rieck

April 30, 2017 18:10

You go to feed your horse and he is standing in the far corner of the paddock. You notice a very pronounced limp as he walks to his feeder. Did he break a bone …

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 …

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 …

Reproductive Care

The Responsible Horse Breeder

EquiMed Staff

The Responsible Horse Breeder

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 14:02

What is a responsible horse breeder? This article thoughtfully addresses the topic in a non-judgemental and thought-provoking way. You owe it to yourself to …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

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

Tachychardia

An abnormally rapid heart beat.

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
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
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With a fast horse, a good run, and a winning time, who needs a cowboy?

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