Category: Specific Conditions

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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...

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Hoof Flares in Horses

This post has been adapted from my previous blog, The Handy Horse Owner. We’ve likely all seen a horse with a hoof flare–an outward bending of the hoof wall.  It seems that flares have become increasingly common on domestic horses today, but...