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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.

October 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Senior SmartSupplements

Whether you've been partners for years or you're both turning a new page together, you want to give your senior…

4 weeks ago

Equine Allergies Can Trigger Horses’ Asthma and Impact Performance During the Fall

Just as many humans start to sneeze in the fall, horses can also be affected by seasonal allergies and also…

2 months ago

September 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Supplements for Equine Respiratory Health

Dealing with respiratory problems can be stressful, especially since they can impact overall health and performance. In addition to veterinary…

2 months ago

Sound Sedation: Caring for Your Horse Before and Afterward

Inevitably there will come a time when your veterinarian will need to sedate your horse. It may be for a…

2 months ago

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.…

3 months 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…

3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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…

5 months ago