Health Tips

Biosecurity for Horse Farms and Stables

You are meticulous in your equine endeavors, diligently taking care of your horse’s every nutritional, veterinary and physical need; keeping the stabling tidy and hygienic; making sure the tack... Read more »

Tips for Equine Businesses During COVID-19

Time outside with your animals (and apart from people) is encouraged, but be aware that the virus can be found on many surfaces, including pet hair. iStock/Fotokostic With the... Read more »

Summer Health Checklist

Summer is super for riding, but it also brings potential health challenges. Here’s what you need to know and do to protect your horse. Read more »

Spring Pasture Management Tips

Careful management in the spring will increase the grazing potential of your pasture. We may be off to a slow start for spring, but following some essential pasture management guidelines will help ensure a nutritious pasture for horses during the grazing season. Read more »

Four Simple Rules for Preventing Winter Colic

1/2/2018

When the weather turns colder, certain types of colic are more common. But four measures can help protect your horse from seasonal pains in the gut. Read more »

Get a Green Barn!

Did you know that over a million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year? And that 46 percent of lakes in America are too polluted for aquatic life to survive? It’s... Read more »

Ulcers Demand Your Attention

You’ve read the ads, seen the endoscope studies results and heard the talk: Gastric ulcers are incredibly common in domesticated horses. The incidence is higher in heavily stressed horses, like... Read more »

7 Tips to Horse Hoof Health

You said it wouldn't happen again, but here you are: Your horse is confined and your checkbook is out, as you wait for your farrier to come and fix your horse's ailing hooves. Meanwhile, you're... Read more »

Great Coats From the Inside Out

3/22/2017

Credit: Photos.com If you have a horse come into your barn with dull or coarse hair, start a good feeding program right away. The trickiest problem might be getting the correct balance of vitamins,... Read more »

An In-Depth Look at Colic Prevention

2/1/2017

Colic. Perhaps no other word strikes more fear in the heart of horsemen and -women than this painful condition, which can strike at any time and often seemingly without cause. It is indiscriminate and... Read more »

Progress in Equine Pain Recognition

11/17/2016

The horse is telling you something hurts when they avoid looking at you, appear despondent, clench their jaw, flatten ears back and/or squint their eyes. Hiding pain is... Read more »

Horse Health by the Season

10/19/2016

Winter, spring, summer, or fall…all you’ve got to do is remember what your horse needs to stay healthy. Our seasonal guide will help you. Pumpkin-spiced lattes and... Read more »

Equine Vaccination Basics

9/27/2016

Over the past 75 years, vaccines have saved the lives of thousands of horses and rendered a number of terrible equine diseases exceedingly rare. They remain among the most effective weapons for... Read more »

Plain FACTS about Heat Stroke

8/24/2016

Summer's heat and humidity can be much more than just uncomfortable. They can be deadly. Horses lose their lives every year to heat stroke. Countless others struggle through anything from weakness... Read more »

10 facts about horses and hot weather

7/27/2016

Do you know all you need to keep your horse cool and comfortable this summer?  Heat waves Unlike dogs and most other animals, horses have sweat glands throughout their skin.... Read more »