Horse Health

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Protect Your Horse From Heat Stress

Safeguard your horse from this potentially serious summertime health threat.

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Horsemanship 101: Track Your Horse's Health

Grand-prix show jumper Debbie Stephens shows how to gather and record information on your horse's health and performance to take your riding to the next level.

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6 Tips to Improve Your Horse’s Health

In the latest Practical Horseman podcast episode, top groom Liv Gude shares tips on how to keep your horse healthy, happy and safe.

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Frequent Feeding May Minimize Ulcers

Researchers discovered that providing horses with frequent meals—a task that can be aided by automatic feeders—can help reduce the occurrence of gastric ulcers.

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Jim Wofford: Some Res … er, Wishes For the New Riding Year

Jim shares his thoughts on making your life with your horse even more beneficial to you both in the year ahead.

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Does variable weather cause colic?

Can wide-ranging weather conditions affect your horse? A top vet weighs in on this hot topic.

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New Horse Headset Records EEGs

Researchers have developed a portable, non-invasive diagnostic tool for horses.

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Tuning in to Soothe Stressed-Out Horses

Studies have shown that music can help reduce anxiety-related behaviors in horses.

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Banish Imbalances in the Mouth

Learn how a balanced mouth can help improve your horse’s quality of life as well as boost his performance under saddle.

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Your Horse Knows When You’re Angry

Horse owners often pick up on a horse’s cranky mood from his body language, and the latest research is showing that horses can also tell when a human is angry based on facial expressions.

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Tight Nosebands May Cause Stress

Studies have shown that too-tight nosebands on bridles can cause stress and other health problems for your horse.

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Managing Equine Allergies

Equine allergies can be caused by a number of different agents. Find out about the signs, triggers and possible treatments.

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A Lift For Broken-Leg Recovery

Researchers are working on the development and testing of a unique robotic lift system that would take the place of a traditional sling for horses with severe limb injuries such as a broken leg.

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On the Injured List: Common Problems for Show Horses

Here are a few things you should know about some common injuries in hunters, jumpers and equitation horses.

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Vesicular Stomatitis Alert

If you keep horses in the West or Southwest, a contagious viral disease called vesicular stomatitis should be on your radar.

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Long-Haul Travel Risks

A new study suggests that shipping with professional drivers for long-distance travel can help reduce the chances of your horse getting sick or injured.

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Evaluating Form and Function

A little geometry goes a long way in training your current horse or shopping for your next.

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Why Does My Mare Chew on the Metal Cross-Ties After a Treat?

A vet offers an interesting explanation as to why a horse might nibble cross-ties after receiving a treat.

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Outbreak!

Learn how horse-show organizers and competitors can team up to protect horses from contagious diseases.

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Fighting Laminitis

New research on a devastating disorder is leading treatment advances and prevention.

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Get Him Fit

Improve your horse’s cardiovascular health, muscular strength and suppleness to help him perform his best and reduce his chance of injury.

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Be Careful of Equine Calming Supplements

Phenibut, an ingredient found in some calming supplements can put you on the wrong side of U.S. Equestrian Federation drug rules

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In His Genes

Find out the latest on breed-related disease risks.

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Can My Girth Be Too Tight?

A too-tight girth could be uncomfortable for your horse and actually limit his performance.