John Janicek, DVM, MS of Brazos Valley Equine Hospital demonstrates flexion tests.
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.
The art and science of lameness exams
Here are 7 time-tested methods that will help you bring out your horse’s beauty quickly and easily.
Keep your horse’s point of view in mind
Choosing your direction and speed
Training a horse to go through water takes preparation and patience
Teach your horse to stand still at a mounting block
Go by a scary object rather than toward it
Here are some tips to help you differentiate between a horse that needs conditioning and one that needs medical attention.
If your farm has more than a "healthy" amount of mud, you'll need to make some changes.
John Janicek, DVM, MS of Brazos Valley Equine Hospital explains kissing spine.
John Janicek, DVM, MS of Brazos Valley Equine Hospital discusses the process of reducing adverse biomechanical forces after a tendon injury diagnosis.
John Janicek, DVM, MS of Brazos Valley Equine Hospital explains the modern medical treatments and management options for horses with osteoarthritis of the pastern and/or coffin joints.
John Janicek, DVM, MS of Brazos Valley Equine Hospital gives his expert advice on navicular changes.
Just like humans, your horse's teeth can become infected due to trauma, abnormal wear or old age. If left untreated, dental infections can lead to an abscess.
Colostrum is the first milk that a mare makes to feed her foal. Learn why consumption of an adequate amount of colostrum is critical to the health and well-being of the newborn foal.
Expecting company? Using a foal monitor can help ensure your newborn foal gets a healthy start, while saving you some peace of mind and sleep.
Although the popularity of this fibrous feedstuff continues to grow, misconceptions about it remain.
Theresa Dwyer, DVM of Brazos Valley Equine Hospital demonstrates how to collect semen from a stallion using a breeding phantom.
Beau Whitaker, DVM discusses the differences between two treatment options for long term health and athletic soundness: platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and IRAP (interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein).
Joint injections are a fact of life for many performance horses. In this episode, Beau Whitaker, DVM, explains the benefits of coffin joint injections for performance horses.
EQUUS Editorial Assistant Kerry Tkacik goes on the road with Melinda Freckleton, DVM, in Northern Virgina.
Which vaccines a horse requires depends on his age, lifestyle and other circumstances. In this article from the August 2010 issue of EQUUS, David Trachtenberg, DVM, owner of Ledgewood Veterinary Equine Clinic in Ontario, New York explains his approach to
When it comes to modern horse breeding, have technological advancements helped or hurt?
One woman's account of managing the rehabilitation process—and her own expectations—as her horse recovers from a severe neurological condition.
Evaluate and monitor the state of your horse's nervous system with a few simple tests.
Looking for inspiration? Consider Morgan Wagner and her horse Endo, who have overcome daunting challenges to continue to excel in the show ring.
Welcome to Maryland’s Fair Hill Training Center
Eyes, teeth and joints: Common health problems of older horses
Evaluating an older horse’s body condition
Off-the-track Thoroughbreds undergo digital Coggins testing
Proper wound care sets the stage for healing
Diagnostic imaging aid evaluation of a former race horse’s hock injury
Lameness exam pinpoints a retired race horse’s joint problems