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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.

Vet Adventures: The Value of a Veterinarian’s Time

For a veterinarian, time is extremely valuable. Every minute represents a chance to save an equine life—but some horse owners…

2 weeks ago

Anhidrosis and Your Horse: What Is It and What Could It Mean for You?

When I bought my pony, Ferrous, the former owner disclosed that he had trouble sweating, but a supplement was all…

1 month ago

Plan Ahead for Colic Surgery Decisions for Your Horse

Colic surgery. It’s invasive, astronomically expensive, and there’s no guarantee it will be successful. If your horse does make it…

2 months ago

Scratch That: All About Common Horse Skin Conditions

Believe it or not, skin is the body’s largest organ, so it makes sense that untreated skin funk can make…

4 months ago

The Retiree’s Workout Regimen: How to Exercise Your Senior Horse

The day may come when it’s time to retire your senior horse from riding, perhaps due to arthritis or an…

4 months ago

Project Rehab: Feral Ponies

It was obvious that the two little feral ponies wanted absolutely nothing to do with humans. They huddled together at…

7 months ago

A Lesson in Humility

The following story from our Vet Adventures columnist showcases lessons learned by a pre-vet student while doing ride-alongs with a…

7 months ago

Equine Veterinarians Leaving Vet Med

Veterinary medicine has many unique characteristics that make it both a rewarding and challenging profession. However, in the past 15…

8 months ago

Equine Animal Communicators Listening to Horses

When the performance of one of her horses began to slip, rider and trainer Sue Lyman called in an equine…

8 months ago

Building Your Horse Care Dream Team

Building your horse care dream team is a huge step. You’ve welcomed a new horse into your family, or decided…

9 months ago