Horse Health

In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: I love giving my horse special treats, so I was wondering what kind of fruits and vegetables are safe to feed your horse? A: You...

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Your horse means everything to you, and you want him to be healthy and perform his best. If you feel your horse has a physical issue that could be improved through a dietary supplement, a little research can mean...
  Cushing’s disease is a complex and yet relatively common condition in horses. While it does require medical intervention, this disease is not a death sentence, and horses with Cushing’s disease can continue leading a happy, productive life long after...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: What are some signs that your horse needs to retire? What type of life style can you create for a retired horse if you...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: As you may know there are these treats with sugary foods on them that have been in high demand lately. These treats have things...
Everyone has their own horse-grooming routine. Favorite brush, mane conditioner, bathing ritual—you name it. There are many right ways to groom, but some myths linger in the barn aisles when it comes to specifics. Let’s shed some light on...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: What is the difference between hoof hardener and hoof oil? Depending on what climate you live in and what season it is (dry or...
Recently Horsemen's Laboratory was asked what other practices an owner can use to control worms in addition to deworming, especially for the worms that cause summer sores (habronema). Since habronema larvae are spread by stable flies and house flies, the...
Click the image above for a downloadable and printable version of this chart (pdf). At some point, nearly every horse will need a leg wrap or bandage. However, an inappropriate bandage application can cause as many problems as a well-applied...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: What exercises could I do with my horse when it's too hot for intense riding? Longeing? Poles? A: My favorite answer: it depends. It depends...
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