You are here
Horse health Content
A lot could go wrong if a horse is behaving suspiciously, which could mean they are experiencing early symptoms of a serious condition or disease. We've collected some basic information to help...
Caring for your newborn foals begins with proper prenatal care for your mares. Follow this expert advice on mare and foal care, and give them the best start possible.
Stirred up dust in the barn can have an effect on the health of your horse
A lot of our equine companions spend a good part of the day confined to their stall. A horse that’s coughing, wheezing, and has nasal discharge might appear to have a cold, but could in fact be...
Good feeding practices are the key to prevention
Botulism is caused by toxins produced by a bacterium in low-or-no-oxygen environments, and can be deadly to horses. They usually ingest the toxins in their feedstuffs. Eating trampled hay, or hay...
Keep an eye on their diet and lessen the stressors during a show
Horses like having a daily routine. When they're taken to shows, the ability to manage the disruptions can make a difference in their performance. Dave Freeman is an extension equine...
Flies are a nuisance around your horses and stables. Follow these tips to help keep flies away from your stables and barns.
Age and health of your horse are two factors
The decision to retire a horse should not be made solely on age. Carey Williams is an extension equine specialist at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She says some 20-year-old horses...
Some fractures can be fixed. Others cannot.
It used to be that a horse with a broken leg had to be put down. Advancements in equine medicine are now saving many of them. If your horse has a leg fracture, stabilize the leg the best you can and...
Proper grooming tools help your horse look its best
Radio interview source: Tom Tweeten, Horse Grooming Expert, EquiScentials Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Grooming should always be a part of your horse care routine. Tom...
Dry weather can mean bacterial infection on the rise
Drought can mean dry skin and more insect bites for horses, and that can be trouble. Philip Johnson, a professor of equine medicine and surgery in the University of Missouri College of Veterinary...