Intermediate Horse Health

You’ve had horses for several years or are back with them after time away and want to brush up your knowledge.

Check out our Basic and Advanced content.

Article

Allergy, Parasite Link Investigated

April 01, 2010

Horses with allergic diseases, like recurrent airway obstruction, might have fewer parasites.... Read More

Download

Equine Functional Electronic Stimulation (FES)

November 21, 2014

An established human therapy helps horses as well. Learn about FES and its possible equine applications.... Read More

Slideshow

Embryo Transfer Step-by-Step

November 18, 2014

Embryo transfers allow a mare to carry another mare's foal to term. Learn about the process from beginning to end.... Read More

Article

It's All Foreign to Me

November 17, 2014

Find out which foreign animal diseases North American horse owners need to keep an eye on and why.... Read More

Video

Fluid Therapy Choices for the Sick Foal

October 31, 2014

Learn about what therapy choices to make, and when to use them during treatment of the critically ill foal.... Read More

Article

Sesamoid Injuries

October 29, 2014

Such injuries can be difficult to repair and even fatal; here's how to prevent sesamoid injuries.... Read More

Article

Are We Prepared for African Horse Sickness?

October 27, 2014

One vet recommends taking these preparation steps to help reduce the impact of an outbreak.... Read More

Article

Heart of the Matter

October 22, 2014

Take a look at the remarkable equine heart and what can go wrong with it.... Read More

Article

Preventing Injuries in Thoroughbred Racehorses

October 08, 2014

One vet suggests using careful planning, management, screening, and education to reduce catastrophic fracture risk.... Read More

Article

Hypersalivation in Horses

October 06, 2014

Does your horse drool like a dog? Here are some reasons why, from the benign to the life threatening.... Read More

Article

Equine Multiple Congenital Ocular Anomalies Syndrome

October 06, 2014

This syndrome describes a group of abnormalities in the horse's cornea, iris, lens, and ciliary body.... Read More

Article

How to Manage a Collapsed Foal

October 03, 2014

Here's why you should contact your veterinarian for help with a weak or recumbent foal as soon as possible.... Read More

Article

Fractures: Beyond the Limbs

October 01, 2014

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

Article

Long-Term Vision Possible After Equine Cataract Surgery

October 01, 2014

More than 25% of horses that undergo one type of cataract surgery are still visual two years later, researchers found.... Read More

Article

What Causes Equine Grass Sickness?

September 29, 2014

Scientists are getting closer to determining what toxins could be behind this deadly condition.... Read More

Article

Stop the Bleeding

September 23, 2014

As prevalent as EIPH is, we still don't fully understand this potentially performance-limiting condition.... Read More

Article

Improving a Horse's Proprioception During Rehabilitation

September 16, 2014

Learn about three techniques riders can use to improve motion deficits using the horse's proprioceptive awareness.... Read More

Article

Pigeon Fever Prevalence Evaluated

September 12, 2014

Researchers have confirmed what many veterinarians have feared in recent years: Pigeon fever in horses is on the rise.... Read More

Video

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis Update

September 11, 2014

Learn about the newest advances in testing for and treating EPM in horses, as well as long-term management strategies.... Read More

Article

Rehabilitation Exercises from the Ground

September 03, 2014

Learn how dynamic mobilization, core strengthening, and balancing exercises can benefit horses recovering from injury.... Read More

Article

Study: Vets Disagree on Equine Neurologic Assessments

August 31, 2014

Researchers determined that a horse's ataxia and its severity can be sources of disagreement among vets.... Read More

Video

Equine Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Toxicology

August 29, 2014

Find out the reasons why competition horses might test positive for certain drugs and substances... Read More

Article

Limitations and Advances in Lameness Assessment

August 26, 2014

Learn about scientific advancements that are helping veterinarians better assess lameness in horses.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

Article

Bute, Firocoxib Compared for Alleviating Hoof Lameness

August 24, 2014

While Bute was more effective at label dose, one vet says new dosing firocoxib recommendations could impact the results.... Read More