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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.

7 Tips on Equine Conditioning

There are many important questions pertaining to equine conditioning and fitness as we all look forward to returning to work.…

2 weeks ago

July 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: SmartSalt and SmartLytes for Salt and Electrolyte Loss

Salt (aka sodium chloride) and electrolytes play a key role in the health and well-being of your horse, so it’s…

2 weeks ago

DHA Supplementation May Reduce Inflammation in Metabolic Horses

Researchers from the University of Kentucky were looking for an effective way to reduce inflammation in horses suffering from equine…

3 weeks ago

Evidence Suggests Previously Unrecognized Latex Allergies May Play Role in Equine Asthma

Latex exposure could be detrimental to a horse’s respiratory health. That’s the surprising discovery from Morris Animal Foundation-funded research at…

3 weeks ago

Demystifying Hemp and CBDs in the Horse

Hemp is all of the buzz these days, and for good reason. It's a plant with literally thousands of uses.…

3 weeks ago

Are You Concerned About Colic During Covid-19?

With many horses seeing their exercise schedules suddenly reduced or eliminated, questions have cropped up if this creates a higher…

3 months ago

Learn More About Respiratory Disease in the Horse for National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Learn more about the differences between terms used for respiratory disease in the horse, such as heaves, chronic obstructive pulmonary…

3 months ago

Ten Plants Toxic to Horses

Horses are usually content to simply graze on the grasses that you want them to, but there are some poisonous…

3 months ago

In Case of Colic: What is Colic in Horses and How Do You Treat and Prevent It?

Few problems can leave you feeling more scared and helpless than a colicky horse. Sometimes colic feels as unpredictable as…

4 months ago

Equine Coronavirus Vs. COVID-19: Two Distinctly Different Diseases

The recent spread of the novel coronavirus has raised serious concerns as the status continues to evolve. As equine veterinarians,…

5 months ago