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Missed Your Horse's Meal Time? Don't Worry.

A delay in your horse's ration won't hurt him and may even be a good thing. Here's why you don't need to panic if you're running late with the grain. READ MORE


Make sure your horse keeps drinking this winter

To avoid impaction colic and other health issues, encourage your horse to stay hydrated during the cold weather months. 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


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


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