- 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
It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.Russian Proverb
Today's glossary term
Equine metabolic syndrome.
Tip of the day
When should you geld your colt? Most veterinarians recommend to geld before the colt becomes a yearling.
While your horse is in transit and participating in shows and competions, lost fluids and electrolytes will need to be replaced if your horse is to remain healthy.
"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.”
"Mules are remarkably versatile and hardy and work as farm and pack animals as well as saddle mounts, jumpers and draft animals.”
While there are potentially dozens of plants hazardous to horses in each region of the United States, this article covers the three most common toxic plants in each geographic area.
Learn about different kinds of eye injuries in horses and the importance of prompt treatment by a veterinarian to prevent serious damage to the horse's vision.
Thinking about breeding your mare or stallion? A basic understanding of potential problems will help you make good decisions along the way. This primer covers problems with both mares and stallions - a must read for prospective breeders.
It’s not an old-wives tale that a horse’s age can be told by checking its teeth. Read to learn the different stages a horse’s teeth go through and how the Galvayne's groove is a key to an older horse’s age.