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Dental Care

Wolf Teeth in Horses

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Wolf Teeth in Horses

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 6, 2017 14:43

Although the mention of wolf teeth may bring visions of werewolf fangs, wolf teeth in horses are drastically different. Learn about these troublesome teeth and …

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 …

General Care

Managing Horse Manure

EquiMed Staff

Managing Horse Manure

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 14:20

Learn how much manure a normal horse produces, ways of disposing of the manure, the tools needed for easy disposal, and why it is important to keep your barn …

Rehabilitating a Neglected Horse Requires Critical Care

by Anna Sochocky

June 21, 2018 14:30

The neglected horse has many needs including critical care for any wounds, curling or cracked hoofs, dental and skin problems, and deworming as well as a …

Tip of the Day

Anaphylactic shock may occur following administration of penicillin, vaccines, or other medications. As a precaution, do not administer a drug or vaccine that has caused a local or systemic reaction in the past.

Healthy Barn

How to Store Horse Hay

EquiMed Staff

How to Store Horse Hay

by EquiMed Staff

April 27, 2017 11:07

Learn about the factors involved in proper hay storage to preserve nutritional value for your horse and how hay is affected by different storage conditions …

Healthy Barn

Effective Horse Waste Management

EquiMed Staff

Effective Horse Waste Management

by EquiMed Staff

April 27, 2017 11:20

As any horse owner knows, the process of caring for a horse produces what seems like tons of waste. Learn the best strategies for proper waste management of …

Basic Hoof and Leg Protection for the Sport Horse

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 2, 2017 16:36

Bell boots, splint boots, polo wraps - learn what these protective boots can do to protect your horse during exercise, training and in the arena …

Nutrition

Dr. Getty Notes: Horse Cecum Exit Defies Gravity

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Dr. Getty Notes: Horse Cecum Exit Defies Gravity

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 5, 2017 14:10

Without enough food matter to "fill the tube" (cecum), sand, dirt, and undigested material can remain at the bottom in the horse's cecum, leading to colic …

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

Stereotypies

Any repetitive behavior performed with no obviously discernible function.

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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If anybody expects to calm a horse down by tiring him out riding swiftly and far, his supposition if the reverse of the truth

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