Category: Specific Conditions

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A Guide to Gut Sounds in Horses

As an equine acupressure practitioner, something I commonly use is what is known in Traditional Chinese Medicine as the ‘Four Examinations’.  The Four Examinations use the five senses and are a way of gathering information about a horse...

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Joint Health for Young Horses

The following article is written by Dr. Madalyn Ward, DVM, a holistic veterinarian based in Austin, Texas.  More of her articles can be found at Holistic Horsekeeping. ________________________________________________________________________ Joint health is such a concern...

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Sheath Swelling in Geldings

I had my first experience dealing with a swollen sheath (prepuce) last week and I’ll bet you’ll never guess which horse it was!  Well, who else but Bob?  I’ve figured out that if something’s going to...

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Causes of Coughing in Horses

You’re in the barn or pasture doing chores or maybe you’re even riding when you hear the unmistakable sound of your horse coughing.  This scenario is all too common, but if you’re like me, you wonder, what’s...

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Soaking Hay to Reduce Sugars

  We often hear of the practice of hay soaking for horses with heaves (to reduce dust particles), but did you know that hay soaking is often beneficial for horses diagnosed with metabolic conditions?  When...