What you need to know for May

12 ways to protect your horse from laminitis

As researchers gain a greater understanding of the causes of this devastating foot disease, you can tailor your preventive strategies to meet your horse’s needs. READ MORE

First Response: Laminitis

The moment your horse begins to show signs of this devastating hoof disease, take quick action to slow its progress and reduce the extent of the damage. READ MORE

Surprising findings about supporting-limb laminitis

A retrospective study shows that a variety of factors affect the incidence of this type of laminitis. READ MORE

The Safest Hay for Laminitis-Prone Horses

An equine nutritionist offers advice on the best hay to feed a horse who is at risk of developing laminitis. READ MORE

Are fruit trees safe in horse pastures?

Q: Some fruit trees pose a threat to equine health.

Spotlight on: Trail Riding

Jonathan Field: Taming a trail terror

To head off problems on the trail, make sure your leadership and connection with your horse are solid while you are still at home. READ MORE


7 Things to Teach Your Trail Horse

Make the most of your trail outing this season by revisiting a few basic training exercises now. READ MORE

Article Archive

The Science of Aging

by Heather Smith Thomas Growing old may be inevitable, but age-related infirmities do not have to be. Here are four major areas where researchers are opening new doors to healthier, stronger senior years for horses. READ MORE

Horse Containment While Camping

by Dan Aadland We were camped under aspens at an idyllic spot where two creeks met, our tent on high ground between the gurgling streams, our spirits not dampened by the several inches of new wet snow that weighed READ MORE

How local conditions affect transmission of West Nile Virus

by Christine Barakat To prevent the spread of this viral disease, authorities must consider the role of environmental influences. READ MORE

Seeing Eye to Eye

by Janet L. Jones, PhD If you want to shape your horse’s performance and gain his trust, you need to understand how his vision differs from yours. READ MORE

The challenge of cellulitis

by Heather Smith Thomas Prompt, aggressive treatment is needed to stop this sudden, painful skin infection—and to prevent it from becoming a chronic condition. READ MORE

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