- 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
There's such a thing as heaven on earth; it's called a horse.Joyce
Today's glossary term
An examination of a body after death.
Tip of the day
Mature horses between 5 and 18 years of age, that have no dental abnormalities, and that graze on pasture may only require dentistry every two years. These horse's teeth should still be checked annually by your veterinarian.
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.
"With dental care as a priority, horses are physically more comfortable and utilize feed more efficiently which helps them to perform better and may also lead to longer, healthier lives.”
Read to learn about the kinds of wounds that cause bleeding in your horse, how to determine if it is an emergency, and what to do until the veterinarian arrives.
Read to learn the three reasons why your horse is eating wood and the strategies you can use to prevent this destructive behavior.
Selecting your vet shouldn't be hit or miss. Here are some suggestions that will help you find a veterinarian that is good for your horse and you.
Summer’s heat and humidity can be much more than just uncomfortable for your horse; they can be deadly and can lead to disastrous consequences as a result of inadequate care or belief in common myths about heat, cold water, and their effect on horses.