Horse Health Matters®

Domestic Equine Behavior - A Brief History

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 15:54

Learn about the horse's development from a small quadruped to the large fleet-footed mammal that is on his best behavior with an alpha leader …

Behavioral Changes from Foal to Aged Equine

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:17

Learn about the behavioral traits and challenges of your growing foal and how you fit into that ever-changing picture as the horse ages …

Behavior

Finding a Horse Behaviorist

Mark Sellers

Finding a Horse Behaviorist

by Mark Sellers

April 18, 2017 11:38

Need help with your pushy, stubborn or wayward horse? Learn how to choose an expert to help you "read" your horse and develop specific plans for specific …

Different Horses, Different Personalities: How I've Worked With …

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 18, 2017 15:12

Every horse is different, not only in structure and physical characteristics but also in personality. With a timid horse you need to be supportive, and …

Tip of the Day

Can't afford the vet, don't get the pet. Remember, there are no free horses!

The Four Categories of Equine Dental Care

by EquiMed Staff

April 6, 2017 12:45

Unlike people, horses don't usually get cavities, but they do get tartar build up and periodontal diseases. Learn about the importance of regular floatings and …

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 …

Hoof Care

The Importance of Picking

Flossie Sellers

The Importance of Picking

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:25

Learn why picking your horse's hoof regularly is important and learn the 3 basic steps necessary to do a thorough cleaning of your horse's hooves using a hoof …

Hoof Care

Farrier's Prices

EquiMed Staff

Farrier's Prices

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 16:48

Although no general article can address the costs of a farrier in a particular area, learn about the value of a farrier's services and the support a competent …

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

Hackamore

A type of headgear consisting of a noseband, headstall and reins used to control a horse without a bit.

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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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Just remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

Margaret Mead

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