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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.

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…

2 days 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…

3 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…

4 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…

5 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…

5 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…

5 months ago

Vet Adventures: A Mystery Disease

  The Horse Illustrated Vet Adventures columnist, who is a veterinarian, attempts to figure out what could be wrong when…

6 months ago

Spring Conditioning: Get Your Horse Fit

There are many reasons for a horse to have some time off, such as resting up after a strenuous competition…

6 months ago

Strangles in Horses: Fact vs. Fiction

Without question, one of the more respiratory diseases of the horse is infection with a bacterium called Streptococcus equi, more…

6 months ago

Understanding Equine Cushing’s Disease

Equine Cushing’s disease: many horse owners have heard of it or may have even had a horse with it. Buzz…

8 months ago