Horse Health Matters®
- First in a series of articles about basic conformation
- Form and function - See a variety of horse types
- Getting the right horse for your equestrian goals
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Horse health essentials
Quote of the day
A dog may be man's best friend, bu the horse wrote the history.Author Unknown
Today's glossary term
Point in the stride when the hoof leaves the ground.
Tip of the day
Your horses health records are yours! If you move or change vets for any reason, make sure that your horse's health records are sent to your new veterinarian.
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- Can I use clicker training with my horse?
- Is there a low cost way of getting my horse to gain some weight?
- How do you shoe a horse with a crooked leg?
- My mare pins her ears when I approach!
- Is an all-stock 12% protein feed mix safe for my horse?
- How do I help my horse's dry cracked feet?
- I have two horses in my small herd of 5 that don't get along. What can I do?
- My horse has a club foot. Can it be treated?
- I'm building a barn. How big should the stalls be?
- My horse eats free-choice hay but she is getting fat. What should I do?
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Recent health center articles
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 horse.
Great information about things that you can do the prevent lameness in your horse. Expert farrier Brandon DeShane gives you the what and why to help you keep your horse sound.
By Karen Briggs
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 can do to maintain your horse's weight. If you have a "hard-keeper" this article is for you.
Read to learn why a trained, experienced farrier is able to meet any hoof-related problems of a horse head-on and should be part of the equation when it comes to the health of your horse.
Learn how and why your horse's feeding and watering regime needs to change as its energy requirements grow due to the heavier workload and the metabolic changes in the way it uses nutrients.
No horse is perfect, but some horses have legs that require extra care due to an angular deformity. This article discusses the best practices for the farrier taking care of the crooked legged horse.
Lameness is a fact of life for horse owners. Read about the different ways of assessing lameness, including nerve blocks, and learn how they can be applied for effective diagnosis of lameness in your horse