Horse Health Matters®
- Some horse's feet grow fast, others very slowly
- Learn what you can do to help improve your horse's hoof quality
- Avoid lameness with proper hoof care
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Horse health essentials
Quote of the day
When you take off for a jump, you glide through the gates of heaven.Cloud9
Today's glossary term
A soothing stroking movement with an open flat hand.
Tip of the day
Horses between the age of 2-1/2 and 4-1/2 should have their teeth checked frequently (every 2 or 3 months). "Baby" teeth that are not properly shed (called caps) may cause impacted teeth.
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- 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?
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- My horse eats free-choice hay but she is getting fat. What should I do?
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Recent health center articles
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Read to learn about changes in dental practices by equine dentists and veterinarians who now care for your horse's teeth with less risk, less pain, and more comfort.
Learn the 8 common causes of stereotypies (vices) and 8 steps you can take to prevent these destructive behaviors.
Have horses that don't get along? Worried about potential injury to horses or people? Equine behavior expert Jenni Nellist offers advice on solving this problem.
Learn the 5 proven techniques that will provide grazing for your horse throughout most of the year, suppress weeds, and keep your pasture land vital and healthy for the benefit of your equine friends.
Active horses benefit from a structured program to get and keep them into good condition. Learn the basics in this article by Dr. Eldridge.
Your mare's been bred. What's next? Here is a timeline to follow from insemination to parturition. The more you know about this amazing process, the better you and your mare will be prepared for success.