Horse Health Matters®

Behavior

You, Your Horse, and Mind Games

Flossie Sellers

You, Your Horse, and Mind Games

by Flossie Sellers

April 26, 2018 16:18

Learn about the three principles of managing your horse's behavior and how to prevent getting drawn into "mind games …

First Aid

Your Equine First Aid Kit

EquiMed Staff

Your Equine First Aid Kit

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:05

Having first aid essentials readily available will save you time, money, and possibly your horse's life. Read to learn what every equine first aid kit …

Fitness And Conditioning

Equine Fitness and Physiology

EquiMed Staff

Equine Fitness and Physiology

by EquiMed Staff

April 13, 2017 15:56

Learn about the five major physiological systems of your horse that will strengthen as a result of physical conditioning and how that will contribute to its …

General Care

The Equine Circulatory System

Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

The Equine Circulatory System

by Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

April 22, 2017 12:13

The horse is one of the most impressive natural athletes in the world largely due to a specialized circulatory system that, along with the respiratory system, …

Tip of the Day

Use a stiff body brush with short lifting strokes to remove the find dust and scurf from the skin. The body brush is effective in spreading the natural oils of the skin onto the hair shafts for a shiny, healthy appearance.

Horse Snips - Administering an Oral Wormer

by EquiMed Staff

April 20, 2017 13:56

How do you give an oral wormer to a horse? This short video shows you how. Worming your horse is easy and inexpensive. If you haven' been worming your horse, …

Feeding Hay Free Choice: Pros and Cons

by Miriam Rieck

May 4, 2017 10:20

Feeding your horse "free choice" is encouraged by many leading equine nutritionists. Major horse owner concerns include high cost and fat horses. Here are some …

Nutritional Preparation for the Upcoming Winter

by Miriam Rieck

May 5, 2017 15:34

Miraim offers some practical advice for winter weather preparations …

Before You Breed Your Horse - Considerations and Concerns

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 12:18

There are good and bad reasons to breed your horse. EquiMed supports responsible breeding, but we hope to educate breeders to make wise decisions that will …

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

Cold shoeing

Fitting ready-made shoes on a hoof without the use of heat.

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

A western horse has guts and commitment, an English horse has grace and elegance, but my horse has it all.

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