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Four Simple Rules for Preventing Winter Colic


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


Credit: 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


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


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


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


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


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 »