Horse Health Matters®

Fitness And Conditioning

Equine Strength Training

EquiMed Staff

Equine Strength Training

by EquiMed Staff

April 14, 2017 12:16

Learn the 3 major training goals for your horse and how riding up and down hills and walking through water will help condition your horse in all three areas …

General Care

How Do I Know My Horse Is Colicking …

Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

How Do I Know My Horse Is Colicking …

by Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

April 21, 2017 14:23

Read to learn the important signs of colic and why staying calm and assessing the situation is important for you and your horse, as well as your veterinarian …

Horse Thoughts For the New Horse Owner: Part Two of Two

by Miriam Rieck

April 23, 2017 16:29

Thinking about getting a horse. Author Miriam Reich continues her sage advice based on her experiences and what she learned …

General Care

Spring into Summer: 10 Tips for Your Horse Part 2

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Spring into Summer: 10 Tips for Your Horse Part 2

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 24, 2017 11:37

Oh, the joys of summer! Read these last 5 timely tips to learn why your horse needs special attention to prevent the problems that summer brings such as flies, …

Tip of the Day

Inexpensive on-demand water heaters can provide warm water for your washrack at a reasonable cost.

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 …

Healthy Barn

Feeding and Watering Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Feeding and Watering Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 27, 2017 10:53

Learn how to feed and water your horse in a more natural way without taking up all your time and having to live your life around your horse's schedule …

Nutrition

Managing the "Hard Keeper …

Karen Briggs

Managing the "Hard Keeper …

by Karen Briggs

May 3, 2017 17:23

A "hard-keeper" is a horse that needs special attention in order to maintain adequate weight, especially during the cold winter months. Learn the 8 things you …

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

Diestrus

Time period when the female is not interested in mating.

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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You can tell a true cowboy by the horse he rides.

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