Joan Norton, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM

Joan Norton, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, founded Norton Veterinary Consulting and Education Resources to promote equine veterinary education to horse owners, professionals, and veterinarians. She is the author of Equine First Aid Handbook.

Articles by Joan Norton

Fractures: Beyond the Limbs

They might be less common than limb fractures, but skull, rib, pelvis, and withers fractures are no less important. Read More

The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound for his intended job. Read More

My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions. Read More

Colic: First Things First

Here are the steps to take and information to gather when faced with a colicking horse. Read More

Getting to Know EOTRH

This painful dental disease is often seen in older horses and can have severe consequences. Here's what to watch for. Read More

Preventing Shipping Fever

Before shipping your horse this winter, learn about best ways to prevent this pulmonary disorder. Read More