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Horse Health

Horse Illustrated has hundreds of articles on horse health topics, such as certain diseases and conditions, how to improve horse wellbeing, and how to help your sick horse. Find articles about veterinary exams, dental exams, horse diseases, horse conditions, research studies on horse health, supplements, veterinary treatments, surgeries, diagnostic tools and their uses, equine emergencies, and more. Learn how to help your horse behave for the vet and the farrier, how to budget for veterinary bills, more on stretching and equine chiropractic care, rehabilitating a horse, etc.

Conditions discussed include colic, laminitis, Cushing’s, ulcers, arthritis, infectious diseases (West Nile, strangles, etc.), hives and other skin conditions, and many more. For owners wanting to help their equine partners feel their best, we have it all.

Preventing Exposure to Illness When Traveling with Horses

Summer often allows more time for travel with your horse, which can also mean spending time at different barns where…

2 months ago

Equine Microbiome: Helpers in your Horse’s Gut

Many of the mysteries of the equine gastrointestinal (GI) tract have yet to be solved. Still, we can say with…

2 months ago

Equine Rabies: Preventing the Silent Killer

Rabies doesn’t always come in the form of a drooling, snarling, biting dog. Sometimes, especially in horses, this deadly disease…

3 months ago

Horse Hoof Crack Rundown

Feet are the foundation of the horse; everything starts from the bottom up. “There is more blood supply to the…

3 months ago

Vet Adventures: Surviving Equine Botulism

Equine botulism toxicity was a grim diagnosis. Cathy and I tried to reassure each other as the expensive antitoxin was…

3 months ago

Growing Pains for a Pregnant Pony

My mentor and friend Dr. George Platt had been an equine vet for 43 years. I was in my third…

3 months ago

Equine Dental Care 101

Dental care and barn time may seem unrelated, but unexpected tooth pain leads to a scramble to see the dentist.…

4 months ago

Horse Allergies: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Don't let horse allergies hinder your riding plans this spring. We've all been there. It's a spring day of good…

4 months ago

Vet Adventures: Cold Call, When a Tingly Arm Indicates a Massive Horse Health Problem

Horse Illustrated's Vet Adventures columnist shares how she discovers a massive horse health problem.  Cimarron, a stallion, lay quietly on…

6 months ago

Vet Adventures: An Eye for Trouble

In this Vet Adventures column, a horse suffers an accidental injury, but he still finds his perfect match through a…

6 months ago