Horse Health Matters®

Ears, Eyes, Mouth and Tail - Observe Carefully …

by Flossie Sellers

April 26, 2018 15:49

Learn about the ways a horse's senses allow them to stay safe and monitor their world for anything that might indicate danger is near and how they communicate …

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 …

First Aid

Your Bleeding Horse - What to Do

Flossie Sellers

Your Bleeding Horse - What to Do

by Flossie Sellers

April 7, 2017 14:14

Learn about the kinds of wounds that cause bleeding in your horse, how to determine if it is an emergency, and what to do until the veterinarian arrives …

Fitness And Conditioning

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

EquiMed Staff

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:30

When formulating a strength training program for your horse, it is important to determine whether the primary requirement in the muscles is for power or for …

Tip of the Day

Daily turnout is the best preventative measure against the development of stereotypical behaviors such as cribbing, weaving, and wood chewing.

General Care

Bathing Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Bathing Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 13:47

Learn what you need to have handy when bathing your horse and the 9 steps to get your horse thoroughly clean and dry …

Horse Owners Beware - 3 Myths that Can Be Disastrous to Horse Health

by EquiMed Staff

April 24, 2017 15:54

Summer's heat and humidity can be much more than just uncomfortable for your horse; they can be deadly and can lead to disastrous consequences as a result of …

Lameness

Diagnosing Equine Lameness - Nerve Block Basics

Christy Corp-Minamiji

Diagnosing Equine Lameness - Nerve Block Basics

by Christy Corp-Minamiji

May 2, 2017 16:15

Lameness is a fact of life for horse owners. Read about the different ways of assessing lameness, including nerve blocks, and learn how they can be applied for …

Nutrition

Summer Treats for Your Horse

Miriam Rieck

Summer Treats for Your Horse

by Miriam Rieck

May 4, 2017 16:24

Popsicles for the kids. How about a summer treat for your horse. Get some great ideas from Miriam about cost-effective and horse-preferred treats …

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

Hoof

The horny covering that protects the foot.

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

There's such a thing as heaven on earth; it's called a horse.

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