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Dental Care

Equine Dentist Laws by State

Flossie Sellers

Equine Dentist Laws by State

by Flossie Sellers

April 6, 2017 13:55

Requirements for equine dentists and technicians vary from state to state. Learn the requirements in your state …

Dental Care

Dental Abscesses in Horses

EquiMed Staff

Dental Abscesses in Horses

by EquiMed Staff

April 7, 2017 10:49

Horses do not usually develop cavities in their teeth. Instead, dental infections usually begin at the root of the tooth and are often preceded by gum infection …

Caring for Your Horse - Tools of the Trade

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 11:51

Learn about the 8 different types of essential tools you need to care for your horse and how each is important in providing adequate care …

General Care

Managing Used Horse Bedding Material

EquiMed Staff

Managing Used Horse Bedding Material

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 18:31

Learn about the different kinds of bedding available for your horse, their characteristics, and how to dispose of used bedding …

Tip of the Day

Don't confuse wolf teeth with canine teeth in the horse. The wolf teeth are small vestigial pre-molars, normally located on the top jaw just in front of the molars. These are commonly removed in the young horse as they are thought to interfere with the bit.

General Care

Finding an Equine Veterinarian

Mark Sellers

Finding an Equine Veterinarian

by Mark Sellers

April 22, 2017 14:45

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 …

Healthy Barn

Keeping Cool with Barn Misters

EquiMed Staff

Keeping Cool with Barn Misters

by EquiMed Staff

April 23, 2018 19:40

Learn strategies for helping your horses stay cool on hot summer days, and when all else fails, how different kinds of barn misters can help fight off the heat …

Feeding Starved or Malnourished Horses

by EquiMed Staff

October 6, 2018 13:24

Feeding a malnourished horse must be undertaken with special care. Improperly feeding a starved horse can lead to illness or death. This article provides …

Reproductive Care

Equine Artificial Insemination Explained

Jennifer M. Keeler

Equine Artificial Insemination Explained

by Jennifer M. Keeler

May 7, 2017 14:20

Artificial insemination gives you access to the best genetic material available across town or around the world. Learn the basic techniques here and get started …

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

November 8, 2018 11:24

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

Strongyles

A species of roundworm among some of the most harmful and damaging of all internal parasites of the horse.

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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Quote of the Day

A Hibernian sage once wrote that there are three things a man never forgets: The girl of his early youth, a devoted teacher, a great horse.

C.J.J. Mullen

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