Horse Health Matters®

Horse First Aid for Heat Stroke and Sun Burn

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 14:32

Heat stroke and sunburn occur when horses are exposed to too much sun or hot, humid weather. Read about how to prevent and care for your horse in emergencies …

General Care

Daily Exercise for Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Daily Exercise for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 12:55

Learn about your horse's need for daily exercise and the many ways you can make sure your horse is getting the kind of exercise workouts that will help increase …

Healthy Barn

How to Store Horse Hay

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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 …

Hoof Care

Treating Quarter Cracks

Flossie Sellers

Treating Quarter Cracks

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:28

Learn what causes quarter cracks in your horse's hooves and the 7 steps necessary to repair an infected quarter crack, and why prompt services of a farrier are …

Tip of the Day

Protect your horses from grain induced founder. Keep your grain stores in locked containers or a room inaccessible to horses that may escape their stalls at night.

Hoof Care

What is a Farrier …

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What is a Farrier …

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 15:58

Learn about the 4 major services a farrier provides and how the farrier's knowledge and expertise are invaluable to you as a horse owner …

Preserving the Quality of Horse Hay, Grain and Feedstuffs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 12:19

You pay good money to purchase quality hay and grains for your horse. This article outlines 15 things you can do to preserve the nutritional value and taste of …

Buyer Beware! What's in Those Feed Products You Give Your Horse …

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 12:31

What you don't know about what you are giving your horse can harm your horse and cost you time, effort, and money that may not only be wasted, but may actually …

Imprinting and Training Young Foals – Do it Right

by Heather Smith Thomas

October 15, 2018 14:19

The first contacts a newborn foal has with humans is critical in setting the stage for future training …

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

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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

Dam

The mother of a 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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Horses first. The rest later.

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