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 man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot.John Steinbeck
Today's glossary term
In vitro fertilization
A process where an egg and sperm are removed from the donors and the fertilization occurs outside the body. Also known as IVF.
Tip of the day
Reduce the risk of lameness by picking up rocks in your riding and barn areas.
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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
Read to learn about your horse's need for daily exercise and the many ways you can make sure your horse is getting the kind of exercise workouts that will help increase stamina, endurance and resistance to disease.
Grass hay, grain hay, alfalfa hay - these are the basic staples of horse food. Not all hay is the same. Nutritional differences vary as much as price. Learn how to identify hays and what makes them good (or bad).
Read to learn about your horse's vital signs and why it is important that you know how to take them, are familiar with your horse's baseline vital signs, and check them on a regular basis.
By Mark Sellers
Learn how to calculate your horses weight by using common equine body measurements and using the EquiMed Weight Calculator.
Read to learn the three reasons why your horse is eating wood and the strategies you can use to prevent this destructive behavior.
By Mark Sellers
Building a barn is a smart idea. Even though most equines prefer to be outdoors, there are occasions when having covered shelter is important.
A basic horse healthcare task - deworming. This slideshow shows the basic technique of administering an oral dewormer. Discuss parasite control with your veterinarian, and follow a preventative program to keep your horse in top condition.