With a desensitization program, you can help your horse overcome his natural aversion to being sprayed from a bottle.
Reducing the risk of a life-threatening complication of small intestine strangulation colic can be as simple as selecting the right type of analgesic medication.
Whether you're riding familiar trails or exploring new territory, a trail survival kit can help you handle emergencies. By Christine Barakat for EQUUS magazine.
This odiferous compound has become a common treatment for a variety of inflammatory conditions. Here are a few interesting facts about DMSO's history and action.
Arthritis typically begins to appear in middle-aged horses. However, you can take steps to protect your horse's joints throughout his life.
With a little preparation, you can increase the chances that your newest herd member will arrive without a hitch. By Christine Barakat for EQUUS magazine.
Keep your horse comfortable during the colder months
If you know you won’t be riding your horse for several weeks, give some thought to his feeding program---you may need to make some changes.
To keep your horse healthy and comfortable as the years pass, focus on the five areas of equine health most affected by aging.
A woman’s ability to overcome her own impulse to remove a nail embedded in her mare’s hoof may have saved the horse’s life.
Take this 14-question quiz to make sure your supplement shopping efforts are guided by a thorough understanding of this sometimes overwhelming topic.
To help figure out why some equine cuts, scrapes and lacerations fail to mend, an international wound-care expert has compiled a list of the top 12 healing inhibitors.
What seemed like a simple case of gastric ulcers turned out to be a rare condition that required risky surgery.
In an era when misinformation spreads rapidly, the Equine Disease Communication Center provides the horse world with vital news about disease outbreaks.
Each day brings another opportunity to help your horse grow better feet. Here’s a simple hoof building strategy you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.
How 20 minutes and a length of rope can save the life of a “dummy” foal.
Through a series of groundbreaking studies aided by selfless horse owners, a researcher is beginning to understand this rare but devastating neurological condition.
After your horse has been sidelined due to injury or illness, you need to be careful when you return him to work. Here’s how to keep him healthy and happy after four common causes of lay-ups.
When two potentially deadly infections strike a young filly simultaneously, her veterinarians rush to sort through her confusing signs to devise a treatment plan.
An unusual injury to the withers casts doubt on the future of an easygoing gelding.
Warm weather and sunny days bring some specific changes to your horse's health. Here's what to be on watch for this season.
After a routine procedure for colic goes awry, a patient veterinarian with steady hands attempts a novel recovery.
What was causing a gelding's eye to water wasn't nearly as baffling as how it got where it did.
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.
Learn to recognize the slow-onset form of laminitis so you can spot trouble early and summon your veterinarian before major damage is done.
If you are as mindful of your aging horse's lungs as you are of his legs, teeth, eyes and other organs, you'll increase the likelihood that he will continue to breathe easily well into old age.