You feed your horse this vital forage every day, but did you know these facts?
Although your conditioning program will need to be customized based on your horse's specific needs, you can start with this basic framework for bringing back a healthy, young horse who was previously fit.
If an acute heaves episode occurs, call the veterinarian and then do these three things to help your horse.
Do you know the basics about equine asthma (commonly known as heaves)?
Lack of vitamin E puts horses at risk of several neuromuscular disorders. Here are the most common ones.
Impactions are the most common cause of cold-weather colics but horses can develop any type of digestive upset at any time of year.
In a veterinary emergency during the winter, your ability to quickly hitch up and pull your horse trailer can make the life-or-death difference.
As we close out a year when caring for our horses was a way to care for ourselves, here's a look back at the 10 most-viewed articles on equusmagazine.com
The more complicated and severe a horse's wound, the more likely you need to call in your veterinarian.
As you wait for the veterinarian to arrive, take the following steps to staunch bleeding and keep your horse calm and comfortable.
Here are three ways to reduce your horse's risk of becoming dehydrated even in the coldest weather.
If both of your horse’s hind fetlocks become puffy in the dead of winter, chances are the cause is a relatively harmless condition known as “stocking up.”
Used correctly, straps can ensure your horse's blanket keeps him warm and comfortable.
If dust, mold and other environmental factors trigger an acute episode, call the veterinarian and do the following three things.
In addition to vaccination, there are things you can do to reduce your horse's risk of developing influenza.
If you want to cook your horse a "hot meal" this winter, skip the traditional bran-based mashes.
Pills, pastes and liquids are adversely affected by fluctuations in temperature and humidity.
Here's a crib sheet for which non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs work best for specific types of discomfort in horses.
Here are three simple things to do to help your horse maintain his condition even during the coldest weather.
If you know the stages of normal wound healing you'll be better able to recognize when your horse's injury needs veterinary intervention. Here are the basics.
If you horse is injured, make sure you don't make the situation worse.
If an injury or circumstances put a horse at risk for tetanus and his vaccination status is unknown, his treatment regimen may include tetanus antitoxin.
Take this quick quiz to determine where you'd fit in the herd hierarchy if you were a horse.
Your horse isn't the only one who can contract this deadly disease. Make sure to protect yourself with these simple measures.
The loss of hair pigment usually results from traumatic or inflammatory injuries, such as pressure from tack, too-tight or rubbing bandages, cuts, lacerations and even occasionally injections.
Iron-deficiency anemia is rare in horses but can be caused by the loss, destruction or reduced production of red blood cells.
Tell us how you clean a stall and we will tell you how you live your life.
The walls of a horse's hooves can provide clues to nutritional changes, concussive injuries and even illness that has occurred in the past year of his life.
If your horse is anxious or fractious during transport, spend some time investigating factors that may be causing instability and stress.
Strangulating lipoma is of growing importance in the equine population as the number of aging horses increases.
The 8-year-old mare was was vaccinated but still contracted the insect-borne viral disease.
This insidious infection is a persistent threat to horse health in some parts of the country. Here's what you need to know to protect your horse.
Cutting costs doesn't have to mean compromising on your horse's care. In fact, some of measures may actually help improve his health while saving money in the process.
Managing a horse with recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), also known as heaves, can be a challenge but the right combination of medications can help.
No vaccine is available to prevent Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection, so your best bet is protective management.
Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infections in horses (pigeon fever) take different forms that require different therapeutic approaches.
The ability to “lock” the stifle joint in place allows a horse to snooze while standing with minimal muscular exertion but sometime the structure won’t readily unlock, which presents a problem.
Stall toys are designed to provide mental stimulation, but horses may have their own ideas about what’s fun.
If you don't have a livestock scale, determining how much a horse weighs can be a challenge. But here are two fairly accurate ways of estimating your horse's weight.
A total of nine equine herpesviruses have been named, but only five are found in domestic horses. Here are the five types found in domestic horses.
Just in time for for Amazon Prime Day, the EQUUS editors reveal their favorite picks for keeping horses clean and looking sharp.
Experts explain how a DNA test could suggest surprising ancestry for a mustang from the American range.
Contrary to popular belief, horses rarely eat or lick soil because of a dietary deficiency. Instead, most cases of soil eating stem from boredom.
Studies can tell us about the influence of management factors on average. But geographic location, activity level, preventive care programs and other specific factors influence the experiences of individuals or small groups of horses.