Horse Health


Vacation Checklist for Horse Sitter

Sometimes you just need to get away, so you’re leaving your horses in the hands of a horse sitter you trust. Here’s a checklist of what to provide that sitter so she can keep your horses safe.
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Know Your Horse’s Baselines

‘Normal’ vital signs and other health indications can vary from horse to horse—get familiar with what’s normal for your horse so you’ll know when to call the vet.
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Horse Blindness Solutions

Find horse blindness solutions and learn to care for him in a way that keeps him safe from injury and happy to be alive.
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Parasite Patrol

Fecal tests for parasite eggs have become a crucial part of any effective deworming program. Here’s how to ensure that those tests are accurate and meaningful.
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Bits That Go Ouch

Gain insight into three common problem bits with the potential to pinch, poke, or otherwise make your horse wince. Plus learn how your bit works on your horse’s mouth for a happier ride.
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Cure That Tail Rubbing

Learn about potential underlying causes that may be the source of your horse's tail rubbing.
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Pain in the Neck

Problems in your horse’s neck can cause a wide range of confusing signs. These steps will help you sort things out.
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Myths & Facts About Horse Hives

Everyone around you has opinions about your horse’s hives. H&R’s contributing veterinarian debunks common myths about this condition.
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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.
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Winter-Feeding Checklist

If you live in an area that experiences cold winters, use this winter-feeding checklist to help your horse stay healthy and colic-free. Plus: The Henneke Body Condition Scoring System, courtesy of Purina Animal Nutrition.
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Reading Your Horse's Hooves

Your horse’s feet have a story to tell. Learn to read between the lines and determine whether that story’s telling you ‘I’m OK’ or ‘Help me now!’
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Best Barefoot Strategies

Work with a knowledgeable equine foot care pro and consider all the options when helping your horse go shoeless.
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No More Bucking!

Horses buck for various reasons. Here are solutions to help fix the problem, whatever the cause.
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Stocking Up In Horses

It may look worrisome, but in most cases swelling in a horse’s lower legs—stocking up—can be managed with a few simple steps.
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