Fall is the time to pull your horse’s winter gear out of storage and confirm that everything still fits and is in good condition.
At any time of year—but particularly during cold weather—the less an older, arthritic horse stands around, the healthier his joints will be.
When preparing to trailer your horse, don’t forget to add “ulcer prevention” to your travel checklist.
For your horse’s sake, resist the urge to try scratches remedies you haven’t heard of before. Many unconventional preparations don't work; others may do more harm than good.
A fall wellness examination will help prevent health problems in your horse this winter
Controlling bots in horses means treating them differently than other parasites. Smart deworming decisions are based on regular fecal egg-count tests that identify which horses in a herd need to be treated for particular parasites. This guidance, however, doesn’t apply to controlling bots.
Fall is the time make a plan to help your horse cope with the challenges of the coming cold weather.
Wireless capsule endoscopy is designed to help diagnose ulcers, parasites and other digestive problems in horses.
Equine researchers and mathematicians have joined forces to develp a method for diagnosing PPID (also known as Cushing's) in horses year-round.
Hay is an investment, and not a small one; Follow these three tips to protect it.
Even during a crisis, routine veterinary care is essential for your horse's health. Here's how to get it done safely.
There are a few basic ways to ensure the long-term health and soundness of your horse's hooves.
Even if your schedule doesn’t include any events where looks matter, time tending to your horse's tail is well spent.
You’ll be surprised at how many ways you can put this grocery store staple to use in taking care of your horse, barn and equipment.
Boots can protect a horse’s limbs during riding sessions, but—with one notable exception—leaving them on during turnout isn’t a good idea.
When your hayloft or shed is at its emptiest this spring, spend an afternoon preparing it for the next shipment.
An elevated body temperature, commonly called a fever, can be an early indication of viral or bacterial infection.
These products are designed to aid a horse’s digestion by restoring the balance of gut microflora disturbed as a result of illness, stress or medication.
Horses lose large amounts of the essential mineral in their sweat and if it’s not replenished, an electrolyte imbalance may develop.
When you first take to the trails this season, be careful to avoid inadvertently overworking or overheating your horse.
People may worry about putting on a few extra pounds during the winter, but cold weather tends to have the opposite effect on horses.
You can’t force a horse to drink, there are a few things you can do to encourage water intake.
Keep your horse hydrated this winter to prevent digestive problems.
When buying a portable immersion heater for troughs or buckets, there are several features to consider.
Make sure the boots your horse wears are protecting him, rather that putting his legs at risk.
Slick footing can lead to several types of injuries in horses. Here's how to identify and manage each.
Understanding the difference between complete and concentrated products is important to ensuring you select the correct type for your senior horse's nutritional needs.
A dusty indoor arena can be as harmful to your horse’s respiratory health as the air in the filthiest stall.
A change in season and diet may affect your horse's digestive system.
Changing circumstances may mean that your horse needs different or additional vaccinations.
Giving your horse a quick kiss on the muzzle can reveal important information about his health.
Hauling horses in winter presents some season-specific challenges. With a bit of preparation and common sense, however, you can keep your horse safe and comfortable on the road.
Helping a horse "sober up" after a sedative means keeping him in the safest space possible. Here are your options.
The best way to add water to hay depends on why you're doing it in the first place.
All open wounds can look a little gross if you aren't accustomed to seeing them. Here's how to distinguish "ew" from "infected."
Here are three questions to ask yourself when trying to determine if your horse has an abscess brewing in his hoof. A horse standing on three legs is a chilling sight. Severe injury leaps to mind, of course, but the problem may be a relatively simple hoof abscess, which is painful but usually easy to resolve. To help distinguish an abscess from a serious injury, answer these questions:
Nearly every horse owner has been told that a horse with a painful gut needs to be walked. But is that even true?