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

Spring soundness checkup

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM With the return of warmer weather, now is the time to make sure your horse is ready for the rigors of regular work. READ MORE

Fly-Control Battle Plan

by Jennifer Forsberg Meyer Fly season is just around the corner, and if you've not yet marshaled your defensive plan, now's the time. To help you in this task, we've put together a summary of methods and products designed to hold READ MORE

Equine metabolic syndrome may adversely affect harvested stem cells

by Christine Barakat Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) may reduce the viability of stem cells harvested from the fat tissue of affected horses, according to research from Poland and Germany. Stem cells isolated... READ MORE

Manage your horse to live longer

by Christine Barakat How you care for your horse today— whether he is 2, 7, 15 or anywhere in between— can have a significant impact on his health when he reaches old age. Here are the five essentials for longevity. READ MORE

Living Memory

by Emily Goldman The length of a horse’s life doesn’t determine his legacy. Here are eight organizations--- inspired by particular horses---that will benefit others for generations to come. READ MORE

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