Vital Signs & Physical Exam


Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

September 10, 2014

Your horse's heart and respiratory system work hard to power his every stride. Here's what you need to know.... Read More


Keep a Close Eye

September 03, 2014

Do you monitor your older horses regularly for health problems? What specific issues are you looking for? ... Read More


The Basic Physical Examination

August 26, 2014

All owners should know their horses' normal vital signs and how to take them correctly. Here's a review.... Read More


How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

August 21, 2014

Learn the signs that your horse's behavior might be related to pain from a veterinarian and equine behavior expert.... Read More


Infographic: Basic Principles of Conditioning

August 15, 2014

Learn how to safely take your horse from flabby to fit step-by-step with our visual guide.... Read More

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Sometimes You Simply Don't Know

August 11, 2014

Have you ever pushed a horse to work when you didn't realize he was experiencing a physical limitation? ... Read More


Ribby Race Filly

August 04, 2014

How can an owner help a ribby but successful racehorse gain weight? Our source shares some tips.... Read More


Preventing Infectious Disease in Horses When Traveling

July 24, 2014

CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital's director of infection control offers tips to protect your horse.... Read More


What is SAA, and Why is it Important to Equine Medicine?

July 08, 2014

Here's what you need to know about SAA, a biomarker veterinarians are using to detect inflammation in horses.... Read More


How To Handle a Disease Outbreak

July 07, 2014

Follow these important steps if your horse shows signs of an infectious disease.... Read More


An Ounce of Prevention

May 06, 2014

What preventive methods do you use to keep your senior horses healthy and happy?... Read More


Post-Vaccination Riding

April 23, 2014

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


10 Equine Vaccination and Wellness Resources on

April 17, 2014

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


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


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


Spring Checkups for Seniors

March 03, 2014

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


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


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


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


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


Mucous Membranes

October 28, 2013

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


What Does My Horse's Blood Test Mean?

October 09, 2013

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


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


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


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