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Behavior

The Equine Psyche

EquiMed Staff

The Equine Psyche

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 15:57

The fears and needs of your horse are stuck there in the back of its psyche based on millions of years of experience. Learn how 4 essential needs form and …

Horse Rhythms and Movements from Walk to Gallop and in Between

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:01

Read to learn how close attention to your horse's rhythms and movements can improve your interactions with your horse …

Dental Care

Feeding the Toothless Horse

EquiMed Staff

Feeding the Toothless Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 11, 2018 08:36

"When feeding a horse with no teeth or with very severe tooth damage, feed a slurry of complete pelleted feed and/or mashed alfalfa pellets, and add in some …

Fitness And Conditioning

Equine Energy, Thermo Regulation, and Electrolyte Balance

EquiMed Staff

Equine Energy, Thermo Regulation, and Electrolyte Balance

by EquiMed Staff

February 12, 2014 09:56

Read to learn how energy production, heat and thermo regulation, fluid and electrolyte balance are inter-related in horse conditioning and why a proper balance …

Tip of the Day

Pregnant mares have control over the time of foaling. Almost 80% of mares foal at night.

Fitness And Conditioning

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

EquiMed Staff

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:30

When formulating a strength training program for your horse, it is important to determine whether the primary requirement in the muscles is for power or for …

General Care

Equine Euthanasia - What You Should Know

Flossie Sellers

Equine Euthanasia - What You Should Know

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 18:16

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 recommended by …

Tips for Preventing Impaction Colic and Keeping Your Horse Healthy …

by EquiMed Staff

April 20, 2017 12:34

"Most horse owners know that colic is the number one noninfectious health risk for horses, and veterinarians warn that decreased water consumption is thought to …

Lameness

Importance of Proper Hind Leg Conformation

Heather Smith Thomas

Importance of Proper Hind Leg Conformation

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 10:21

Learn how the conformation of the hind legs of your horse affects both soundness and athletic ability as discussed in this article, the fourth in the series of …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 17:55

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Bucking

A behavior where a horse lowers is head and kicks his rear legs high in the air.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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Quote of the Day

As long as we do not ask the horse to forget who he is, he will remind us of who we want to be.

Melissa Sovey Nelson

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