Category Archives: Specific Conditions

Equine Hair Analysis by Karen Eddings: Hershey’s Results

Last year, as I was doing research for a post on TMJ, I came across an article written by a lady named Karen Eddings, aka the ‘Equine Nurse’.  I later looked through Karen’s website and asked if she would be interested in doing in interview for the blog.   (You can read her interview here.) […]

Surviving EPM: Dyzzi’s Story

For April, I am featuring a seven-year-old APHA mare named Drummer Doll, aka Dyzzi, as my horse of the month.  After a bout with EPM (Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis) last year, Dyzzi is back to being happy and healthy today.     Kaitlyn Lorentz bought Dyzzi three years ago so she could go roping with her husband. […]

Holistic Care for Uveitis

The following post on holistic care for uveitis is written by holistic veterinarian, Dr. Madalyn Ward.  You can learn more about Dr. Ward as well as view her many other articles at Holistic Horsekeeping.      Uveitis is also sometimes referred to as periodic ophthalmia or moon blindness. This condition is a chronic inflammation of […]

Tucker’s Journey

For November, I am featuring another BLM mustang as my Naturally Healthy Horse of the Month–this one, a bay gelding named Tucker.  Tucker has faced several challenges during his seven years–and perhaps the biggest challenge of all was just finding a loving home.  Here is is story. . .   Tucker’s journey in captivity began […]

Acupressure for Equine Allergies

No allergy series on The Naturally Healthy Horse would be complete without the mention of my favorite holistic modality–acupressure.  So here it is! Just to recap, a few weeks ago, I wrote about Nutritional Support for Equine Allergies, and the following week, Essential Oils for Equine Allergies–if you didn’t catch those posts, I recommend reading them as well if […]

Essential Oils for Equine Allergies

Last week, I wrote about nutritional support for equine allergies for the first installment of my three-part equine allergy series.  This series was inspired by my own mare, Lee Lee, who has been experiencing some skin allergies this summer. If your horse suffers from either lung or skin allergies, I would start by taking a look at […]

Nutritional Support for Equine Allergies

Just this summer,  I’ve noticed Lee Lee rubbing her neck and chest on her stall door when she comes up to eat.  Itchy skin and rubbing to relieve it is a telltale sign of an allergy so I’ve been working to address the problem. Allergies are fairly common in horses–just as they are in people.   And since […]