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

The Facts About Sand Colic in Horses

When sand accumulates in your horse's gut, trouble soon follows. Here's what you need to know to protect your horse from sand colic. READ MORE

Protect Your Horse From Toxic Buttercups

These small yellow flowers can lead to digestive troubles. Here's what you can do to minimize your horse's consumption of buttercups. READ MORE

Bottoms Up: Tips for Getting A Horse To Drink More Water

Hydration is key for equine athletes in warm summer months. Try these tips for getting more water into a hot, sweaty horse. READ MORE

Slow Down Mealtime to Reduce the Risk of Equine Choke

When a horse eats his grain too quickly, he is at risk for choke. Here's how to slow him down for safety's sake. READ MORE

When Your Horse Needs Electrolytes

by Christine Barakat These common minerals work together to maintain physiological equilibrium in a sweaty horse, a critical job that is surprisingly easy for you to help with. READ MORE

How horses keep warm

Your horse’s fluffy winter coat helps him ward off the worst of the winter chill. READ MORE

Raising an Orphan Foal

by Jennifer Williams, PhD When a foal loses his dam, he'll need help to grow both physically and mentally. Here's how to meet those challenges. READ MORE

Manage spring grazing to reduce laminitis risk

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine New pasture growth poses risks for horses prone to laminitis. Here are some precautions to take as fields go from winter brown to spring green. READ MORE

How Toxic Is Horse Nettle?

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine An equine veterinarian helps one reader identify the toxic plant horse nettle and describes how to keep her horses safe. READ MORE

Understanding the Lingo when Buying Hay for Horses

by the Editors of EQUUS magazine Buying hay seems like a simple enough task, until the farmer begins speaking a language that you can't understand. To shop smart, everyone with horses needs a working vocabulary of hay. Here's a start on your hay education, READ MORE

Winter Care for Older Horses

Frigid winter weather can be particularly hard on older horses. In this article from the January 2010 issue of EQUUS, David Trachtenberg, DVM, owner of Ledgewood Veterinary Equine Clinic in Ontario, New York, recommends focusing on the two areas of winter management that can have the biggest influence on the health of older horses---feeding and blanketing---to keep them healthy and comfortable throughout the season. READ MORE

Feeding Pumpkins to Horses

Although pumpkins are not packed with nutrients---they are about 90 percent water---they do have a sweet flavor, and some horses develop a taste for them. But stick to feeding the fruit as a treat, rather than as a significant part of your horse's diet. READ MORE

Fall Laminitis Alert

The risk of laminitis in the spring---when horses graze lush new pasture grass---is well understood, but fewer people are aware that cases of this devastating hoof condition also spike in the fall. READ MORE

Ten Ways to Optimize Your Horse's Digestive System

by Heather Smith Thomas Follow these guidelines when feeding horses to reduce the risk of colic, ulcers and other ills. READ MORE

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