Horse Care Management

Our articles help you take the best care possible of your horse, by highlighting both tried-and-true horse care techniques and the latest findings about horse deworming, vaccinations, colic prevention, horse grooming, horse nutrition and other aspects of horse-care.    

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Getting Ready for a Foal

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.

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Unfit or Unwell?

Here are some tips to help you differentiate between a horse that needs conditioning and one that needs medical attention.

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Tale of two mandibles

Two incidents on the same farm illustrate how well horses can recover from jaw injuries, even when the causes and treatments are very different.

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Going Toothless

Sometimes battling a progressive, painful dental disease requires a drastic approach.

Equine Dental Care

How to recognize the need for equine dental care and what is involved in the teeth floating process. By Jayne Pedigo for EquiSearch.

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Quick and easy scratches relief

Pasterns often become crusty and scabby when “mud season” turns paddocks into soupy messes. But left untreated, a simple case of scratches can escalate into a painful, chronic condition.

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Manage Your Horse for Stronger Hooves

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.

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A field guide to hoof cracks

When a defect appears in the wall of a horse’s hoof, it’s important to be able to distinguish a cosmetic flaw from a serious problem.

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Letting it be

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.

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Tale of two mandibles

Two incidents on the same farm illustrate how well horses can recover from jaw injuries, even when the causes and treatments are very different.

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When wounds don't heal

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.

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Feed with precision

Is your horse getting the correct amount of grain? If you’re measuring it only in “scoops” it’s impossible to know.

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From sickness to health

Rescuing a horse is a flight into the unknown. But in saving my little colt Farley from a kill pen, I learned that a network of caring people stood ready to help me bring him home.