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Horse Health

Believe it or not, skin is the body’s largest organ, so it makes sense that untreated skin problems can make your horse miserable in a hurry, especially when exacerbated by heat and biting insects. Some skin conditions are also...
When I bought my pony, Ferrous, the former owner disclosed that he had trouble sweating, but a supplement was all he needed to be healthy in the summer. In truth, I quickly realized how anhidrosis, the inability to sweat...
Colic surgery. It’s invasive, astronomically expensive, and there’s no guarantee it will be successful. If your horse does make it through the colic surgery, recovery is long, arduous and time-consuming. And when he’s recovered, he’ll always be prone to...
Believe it or not, skin is the body’s largest organ, so it makes sense that untreated skin funk can make your horse miserable in a hurry, especially when exacerbated by heat and biting insects. some skin conditions are also...
The day may come when it’s time to retire your senior horse from riding, perhaps due to arthritis or an old injury that would prevent you from being able to exercise him like before. Or perhaps he’s developed neurological...
It was obvious that the two little feral ponies wanted absolutely nothing to do with humans. They huddled together at the far end of the paddock watching us warily. Lonnie sighed and rested her hands on the wooden fence.“It...
The following story from our Vet Adventures columnist showcases lessons learned by a pre-vet student while doing ride-alongs with a veterinarian.It was early morning and my vet tech, Meghan, and I unsuspectingly greeted our student shadow for the day....
Veterinary medicine has many unique characteristics that make it both a rewarding and challenging profession. However, in the past 15 years, veterinarian suicide has risen exponentially—it’s now three times higher than the national average suicide rate. While this is...
When the performance of one of her horses began to slip, rider and trainer Sue Lyman called in an equine animal communicator Laura Rowley of Ocala, Fla., to help her determine the cause of the decline.“I wanted to know...
Building your horse care dream team is a huge step. You’ve welcomed a new horse into your family, or decided to pull up roots and move to a new area—of course bringing your beloved equine with you. Now you...
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