How to figure out forging

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM A rhythmic clunking noise underfoot as your horse trots is the sound of forging, which occurs when his hind hoof reaches forward and strikes the toe of the forefoot... READ MORE

Winter diet check for older horses

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Winter may still be weeks away, but now is the time to adjust your older horse’s diet to help prepare him for the cold weather ahead. There are two simple ways determine if changes are... READ MORE

The dangers acorn pose to horses

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Any paddock graced with an oak tree will likely be littered with acorns during the autumn months. Horses may accidentally eat them, and some may even develop a taste for them—how much... READ MORE

The danger of marsh mallow

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc An herb that is increasingly popular among urban foragers has been linked to fatal heart and muscle disease in horses. Marsh mallow (Malva parviflora) is native to southern Europe, North... READ MORE

An easier test for tapeworms

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc In the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, a simple saliva test can now be used to identify tapeworm infections in horses. Fairly common in horses, tapeworm infestation can cause... READ MORE

Ride Along With A Veterinarian— Kathy Anderson, DVM | Introduction

Making rounds at Equine Veterinary Care at Fair Hill Training Center READ MORE

Ride Along With A Veterinarian— Kathy Anderson, DVM | Scoping

What an endoscopic exam can reveal about respiratory health READ MORE

Safely deck the halls

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Decorating the barn for the holidays is fun, for sure. But be careful to avoid introducing hazards in the process. Make sure, for example, that live wreaths and garlands contain no toxic... READ MORE

7 steps to find the best boarding barn

by Ellen L. Mosier When looking for a new place to keep your horse, take a methodical approach to reduce the likelihood of missteps and disappointments. READ MORE

Neglected or just thin? When to call for help

by Hope Ellis-Ashburn When I was an equine extension agent, I was often asked whether thin horses should be reported to the authorities. The answer was not always simple. READ MORE

From tolerance to acceptance

by Jonathan Field Handled the right way, the process of teaching your horse to accept the spray from a water hose can lay the groundwork for solving future training problems. READ MORE

Threats in the water

by Heather Smith Thomas Summer is the peak season for a number of diseases caused by organisms that thrive in ponds, streams and marshes. Here’s how you can protect your horse. READ MORE

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