- Understand what the glycemic index is, and how it affects your horse
- Ranks 10 common horse feeds on the glycemic index scale
- Relates the use of the glycemic index for feeding horses with some common health problems
Horse health essentials
- Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs
- Equine Vaccination Guidelines
- Parasite Control for Your Horse
Quote of the day
The horse through all its trials has preserved the sweetness of paradise in its blood.Johannes Jensen
Today's glossary term
A type of hobble where a hind foot is held forward by a rope looped around the base of the horse's neck.
Tip of the day
A messy main that falls on both sides of the crest can be trained to lie on one side with a little work. Simply pull the main to the desired side and make a series of 1 inch braids. Apply setting gel daily for three days. Remove braids, wash and brush. With a little luck, the main will be trained to stay on the desired side.
"Aging horses are unable to glean nutrients from what they eat due to reduced nutrient absorption, lowered ability to digest fiber, reduced gastrointestinal motility, and loss of teeth.”
Learn about the signs of dental problems and why regular exams and floating of teeth are necessary for equine health.
Learn how stress, which causes horses to act out, can be reduced when the possibility for equine enjoyment is actively embraced by you as the horse's owner.
Read to learn the 5 questions that must be asked when euthanasia is being considered for any horse and also learn about the three methods for euthanasia that veterinarians recommend.
Artificial insemination (AI) is a popular technique for reducing the danger and expense of live cover, and providing access to genetic material (semen) from around the world. This article reviews the history and common practices for equine insemination using AI.
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, ticks, sunburn, dehydration, and cracked hoofs, as you Spring into Summer.
Popsicles for the kids. How about a summer treat for your horse. Get some great ideas from Miriam about cost effective and horse preferred treats.