Vital Signs & Physical Exam

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Post-Vaccination Riding

April 23, 2014

What are your experiences and practices regarding riding post-vaccination?... Read More

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10 Equine Vaccination and Wellness Resources on TheHorse.com

April 17, 2014

Here are 10 important vaccination and equine wellness resources available for free on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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How to Check Your Horse's Pulse

April 03, 2014

Dr. Tom Casselberry, of Fairfield Calif., demonstrates how to check your horse's pulse. ... Read More

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Equine Spring Vaccines and Wellness Exams

March 21, 2014

Get the most out of your horse's annual wellness exam and vaccination schedule with help from our experts. ... Read More

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Spring Checkups for Seniors

March 03, 2014

Do your senior horses have regular wellness exams?... Read More

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Blood Testing Healthy Horses

January 20, 2014

Should routine blood tests be used to assess a horse's health as part of a prepurchase exam?... Read More

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Friesians' Blood Work Alike but Different

January 16, 2014

Vets caring for Friesians should interpret a few tests differently than they would in the average horse.... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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Taking Vital Signs

December 26, 2013

Every horse owner or caretaker should know how to take a horse's temperature, pulse, and respiration.... Read More

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Mucous Membranes

October 28, 2013

The mucous membranes can provide useful clues about the health of the internal workings of a horse.... Read More

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What's In a Blood Test?

October 09, 2013

This step-by-step graphic will guide you through your horse's blood test and results.... Read More

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Vital Signs of Life

October 09, 2013

Temperature, pulse, and respiration are three vital signs to know how to check if you own or ride horses.... Read More

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Taking a Horse's Heart Rate

October 07, 2013

The easiest place to take a horse's heart rate, or pulse, is the mandibular artery located under the jaw.... Read More

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Ten Tips to Keep Horses Cool

July 04, 2013

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares ten tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More

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Using Vital Signs to Monitor Racehorses

June 07, 2013

Dr. Scott Palmer explains how vital signs are used to monitor racehorses during and after training. ... Read More

12 Signs of Equine Health

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12 Signs of Good Equine Health

May 09, 2013

Learn about normal equine vital signs and what they mean about your horse in this information-packed report. ... Read More

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Know Your Horse in Health

May 01, 2013

Examine your horse's vital signs, body, and behavior on a regular basis to be a better horse owner.... Read More

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Horse Health Parameters Form

April 05, 2013

Use this comprehensive form to evaluate your horse's well-being from nose to tail prior to a vet visit.... Read More

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Healthy Horse Manure

March 06, 2013

From digestion to infectious disease, Dr. Erin Denney-Jones discusses what horse poop tells us about health.... Read More

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What Does Your Horse's Stool Say?

March 01, 2013

Your horse's fecal production and appearance can be an indicator of good or poor health.... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Videos of 2012

January 02, 2013

We've compiled a list of the 10 most popular videos of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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Holiday Horses, Ponies Require Time, Financial Commitments

December 01, 2012

Parents need to be aware of equine ownership commitment and cost before granting a child's wish.... Read More

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 14, 2012

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

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Take Your Horse's Temperature

July 19, 2012

Tom Cassleberry, DVM, of Fairfield, Calif., shows you how to take your horse's temperature.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 3: Trail and Endurance

July 01, 2012

Attention to conditioning and minimizing wear and tear can help horses stay on the trail for years to come.... Read More