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Behavior Health Center

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 …

Behavior

You, Your Horse, and Mind Games

Flossie Sellers

You, Your Horse, and Mind Games

by Flossie Sellers

April 26, 2018 16:18

Learn about the three principles of managing your horse's behavior and how to prevent getting drawn into "mind games …

Behavioral Changes from Foal to Aged Equine

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:17

Learn about the behavioral traits and challenges of your growing foal and how you fit into that ever-changing picture as the horse ages …

Dental Care Health Center

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 …

Dental Care

Common Equine Dental Problems

EquiMed Staff

Common Equine Dental Problems

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 11:58

Learn about the many kinds of problems that affect horse's teeth and how good dental health goes hand-in-hand with the well-being and peak performance of your …

First Aid Health Center

What's the poop about dogs eating horse poop …

by Mark Sellers

April 20, 2017 13:21

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

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" …

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 …

Fitness And Conditioning

Using the Counter Canter To Build Your Horse's Strength

EquiMed Staff

Using the Counter Canter To Build Your Horse's Strength

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:02

The counter canter means the horse is cantering on a circle going left and the rider deliberately makes the horse canter with the right canter lead, so the …

General Care Health Center

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 …

Wise Horse Owners Expect the Unexpected to Keep Horses Safe during …

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2017 13:59

During hurricanes, earthquakes, wild fires, floods and other disasters, having a plan in place will save you time and money and possibly the lives of your …

What Every Horse Owner Should Know About Caring for Senior Equines

by Flossie Sellers

April 26, 2017 13:20

An effective best-practices management plan includes proper nutrition, hoof and dental care, vaccines, deworming and exercise that will help your older horse …

Healthy Barn Health Center

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 …

Every Horse Owner's Guide to a Healthy Barn

by EquiMed Staff

April 28, 2017 14:49

Learn about the many factors that go into creating a healthy barn and how taking it one step at a time, while considering your needs for durability, ease of …

Hoof Care Health Center

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 …

Metal Shoes, Hoof Pads , Boots or Barefoot: Which Works Best for …

by EquiMed Staff

May 1, 2017 18:47

Winter may be time to rehabilitate horse hoofs from the effects of metal shoes and hoof boots can be a useful, practical and no-nonsense tool …

Pros and Cons: Are Horse Shoes Necessary for Hoof Health …

by EquiMed Staff

May 1, 2017 18:21

Some horse professionals and owners think of horseshoes as a necessary evil brought on by circumstances that limit the horse's natural exercise and other …

Lameness Health Center

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 …

Lameness

Importance of Proper Hind Leg Conformation

Heather Smith Thomas

Importance of Proper Hind Leg Conformation

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 10:21

Learn how the conformation of the hind legs of your horse affects both soundness and athletic ability as discussed in this article, the fourth in the series of …

Nutrition Health Center

Pros and Cons of Feeding Grain Hays to Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 11, 2018 09:03

The nutrition the horse needs, the cost of the hay, and the availability of the feed needs to be carefully balanced to make owning a horse possible for many …

Nutrition

How to sample your horse's hay

Mark Sellers

How to sample your horse's hay

by Mark Sellers

May 6, 2017 13:36

The nutritional content of your hay depends on a lot of factors. Because of this, it is important to test your hay for proper nutritional balance, especially if …

Five Steps to a Great Summer Horse Pasture

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 13:16

The beginning of summer is a good time for horse owners with pastures to begin planning and implementing proven techniques that will provide grazing throughout …

Reproductive Care Health Center

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 …

Reproductive Care

What it Costs to Breed a Horse

Mark Sellers

What it Costs to Breed a Horse

by Mark Sellers

May 8, 2017 10:54

Deciding to breed your mare is an exciting proposition. Before starting, here are some facts that you should know. Knowing the costs upfront help you make the …

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