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Behavior Health Center

Behavior

Dealing with Head-shy or Ear-shy Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Dealing with Head-shy or Ear-shy Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

January 9, 2019 18:01

Horses are not born head-shy or ear shy. Regardless of the cause, a head shy horse can be retrained to accept everyday contact for bridling and grooming …

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 …

One Method Does Not Work For All Horses

by Katie Navarra

April 26, 2018 16:18

Learn how to use your particular horse's specific talents as the key for effectively training your horse …

Dental Care Health Center

Dental Care

Dental Care for Older Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Dental Care for Older Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

February 1, 2019 09:18

Most dental problems in older horses involve teeth wearing out, uneven wear, or just the fact that the teeth are missing. This article provides the horse owner …

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 …

Dental Care

Aging a Horse by Its Teeth

EquiMed Staff

Aging a Horse by Its Teeth

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2017 16:41

It is not an old-wives tale that a horse's age can be told by checking its teeth. Learn the different stages a horse's teeth go through and how the Galvayne's …

First Aid Health Center

What's the poop about dogs eating horse poop …

by Mark Sellers

August 12, 2019 16:02

Size does matter when a dogs eats horse poop containing ivermectin, depending on the toxicity level and the size and genetic susceptibility of the dog …

First Aid

Rio's Quarter Crack: A Case Study

Jacob Butler

Rio's Quarter Crack: A Case Study

by Jacob Butler

April 19, 2017 17:14

Follow the story of Rio's quarter crack from the time he is a weanling through appointments at Butler's Farrier School as the quarter crack is stabilized, …

First Aid in Treating Equine Injuries

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 17:04

Learn the three rules for treating equine injuries and how to treat the most common wounds and fractures …

Fitness and Conditioning Health Center

Fitness And Conditioning

Conditioning a Horse for Work after a Layoff

Heather Smith Thomas

Conditioning a Horse for Work after a Layoff

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 5, 2019 09:50

Gradual conditioning enables the horse's body to adapt and develop the ability to handle more work without pushing him too far at once …

Fitness And Conditioning

Somber Statistics about Equine-Related Head Injuries

EquiMed Staff

Somber Statistics about Equine-Related Head Injuries

by EquiMed Staff

September 12, 2018 09:14

Few equestrians have had a career riding without suffering from injuries, some serious. Learn more about equine-related injuries and why helmets are protective …

Fitness And Conditioning

Horse Snips - Bell Boots

EquiMed Staff

Horse Snips - Bell Boots

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:38

Watch this short video that explains the basics of using bell boots to protect your horse's legs while riding. This is the first in a series of "Horse Snips" …

General Care Health Center

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

Fever in Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Fever in Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

November 8, 2018 11:18

Every horse owner should get an idea what their horse’s normal temperature is by taking it daily for a few days …

General Care

How To Avoid Tapeworm Troubles In Your Horse

Nikki Alvin-Smith

How To Avoid Tapeworm Troubles In Your Horse

by Nikki Alvin-Smith

October 13, 2018 11:20

Tapeworms are hard to detect in horses. Many veterinarians treat for tapeworms in the fall/early winter with a dose of a Praziquantel based dewormer …

Healthy Barn Health Center

Healthy Barn

Importance of Good Ventilation in Horse Barns

Heather Smith Thomas

Importance of Good Ventilation in Horse Barns

by Heather Smith Thomas

July 14, 2019 15:06

Many horses have allergic airway disease or heaves due to improper barn ventilation because of dust and poor-quality air held within the confines of the barn …

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 …

Maintaining a Healthy Environment for Your Horse During the Transition …

by EquiMed Staff

April 28, 2017 14:54

Important preparations to make around your horse barn and stable before Jack Frost shows up include repairing fence lines, managing pastures, checking barns and …

Hoof Care Health Center

Hoof Care: Importance of Proper Trimming and Shoeing Intervals

by Heather Smith Thomas

August 17, 2019 15:10

Keeping track of hoof health and growth helps prevent problems and also alerts you when the farrier needs to see the horse before the next scheduled visit …

Hoof Care

When Does A Horse Need Shoes …

Pete Butler

When Does A Horse Need Shoes …

by Pete Butler

September 26, 2018 09:06

Most horses can get by without wearing shoes. This article discusses five scenarios when a horse will be more comfortable and better performing when wearing …

Hoof Care

Summer Hoof Care for Your Horse

Miriam Rieck

Summer Hoof Care for Your Horse

by Miriam Rieck

May 22, 2017 13:16

Equine health author Miriam Rieck shares some of her hoof-care knowledge developed through experiences with her favorite horse, Nan. Includes great ideas that …

Lameness Health Center

Lameness

Horse Conformation - Head, Neck and Shoulders

Heather Smith Thomas

Horse Conformation - Head, Neck and Shoulders

by Heather Smith Thomas

October 1, 2018 09:14

Conformation of the head and shoulders of your horse is discussed in this article, second in the series by noted author Heather Smith Thomas …

Limping Horse? Assessing and Treating Lameness in Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 10:53

The anatomy of the equine with fine legs and a large body puts the horse in a precarious position, and, as a horse owner, taking prompt action when any signs of …

Horse Conformation as a Whole: Can He Do the Job …

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 10:46

This series of five articles on equine conformation will be of great help when selecting a horse for the job you want done. A horse with well-balanced …

Nutrition Health Center

Nutrition

Prevent Sand Colic in Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Prevent Sand Colic in Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

June 8, 2019 09:01

When grazing sandy pastures or eating hay off the ground, horses often pick up bits of sand that can lead to a colic hazard …

Nutrition

How to Help Your Aging Horse Live a Vibrant Life

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

How to Help Your Aging Horse Live a Vibrant Life

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

March 1, 2019 12:40

Changes come about gradually, but as your horse starts to show signs of aging, the diet you've been feeding may now be obsolete and in need of an adjustment …

Extruded Rice Bran - What Is It? and Why Is It Good for Horses …

by Flossie Sellers

February 16, 2019 16:08

More recently, equine feed companies have developed methods of extruding rice bran into stabilized nugget form for easier feeding to horses …

Reproductive Care Health Center

Equine Reproductive Maturity in Mares and Stallions

by EquiMed Staff

September 12, 2018 09:17

Dramatic physical and mental changes occur in horses as they transition from playful colt or filly stage to the adolescent stage and on to becoming a stallion …

Reproductive Care

Foaling - When To Call the Vet

EquiMed Staff

Foaling - When To Call the Vet

by EquiMed Staff

May 8, 2017 11:18

Hundreds of mares deliver healthy foals without incident yearly, but when complications during the foaling process develop, the time can turn into a nightmare …

Reproductive Care

Facts about Patent Urachus in Foals

EquiMed Staff

Facts about Patent Urachus in Foals

by EquiMed Staff

May 8, 2017 11:03

The condition known as patent urachus is a leakage in the area of a new foal's umbilicus and when the urachus does not seal off properly within a few days of …

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