Working With a Veterinarian


Slobber-gate: What Caused My Horse's Excessive Salivation?

April 15, 2015

Small clues added context to why my new horse started drooling puddles after a snowstorm.... Read More


Poll Recap: The Organized Horse Owner

April 14, 2015

Of the 664 respondents, 387 (58%) said they keep hard copies of their horses' records in a folder.... Read More


Creating a 'Happiness Plan' for a Horse

April 14, 2015

Have you ever almost given up on a horse because of his behavior?... Read More


Words from a First- and Last-Time Breeder

April 13, 2015

Managing editor Alexandra Beckstett shares some of the pros and cons of breeding a mare. ... Read More


Hospital-Acquired Infections in Horses

April 12, 2015

Infections can be reduced by recognizing the risk and having appropriate cleaning, disinfection, and hygiene protocols.... Read More

Western exhibitors at the Kentucky Horse Park


Across the Fence: Making a Disease Alert System a Reality

April 07, 2015

Several members of the equine community have volunteered to help make the Equine Disease Communication Center a reality.... Read More


A Tale of Two Donkeys

March 26, 2015

One fends for himself; the other lives large. Both face potentially life-threatening welfare issues.... Read More


West Nile Virus in U.S. Horses

March 17, 2015

West Nile virus has infected more than 25,000 horses since its 1999 entrance into the United States.... Read More


Poll Recap: Communicating with Your Horse's Vet

March 09, 2015

Of the 690 respondents, 378 (55%) said they communicate most with their horse's veterinarian by phone.... Read More


The DIY Test for SI Disease

February 27, 2015

One performance horse veterinarian has devised a simple "checklist" for identifying sacroiliac disease in horses.... Read More

The day dawns bright at Pool House, as staff clean horses' boxes (better known stateside as stalls) from the night before.


A Day at an Equine Practice Abroad

February 23, 2015

Spend the day at Pool House Equine Clinic in Litchfield, United Kingdom.... Read More


What Should I Expect From a Veterinary Visit?

January 21, 2015

I am looking for general information regarding my vet and horse care. What should I expect from my vet?... Read More


Picking Up Where I Left Off With Horse Ownership

January 14, 2015

Have you returned to owning horses after a hiatus? What do you remember most about the experience?... Read More


Life Is Short: Just Get the Horse

December 24, 2014

After 10 horseless years, The Horse's editor-in-chief is back in the saddle on her own gelding. ... Read More


When Might a Veterinarian Watch a Horse Under Saddle?

December 11, 2014

Find out how watching a horse move under saddle can help a veterinarian during a soundness or prepurchase exam.... Read More


Monday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2014

Take-homes from the Milne lecture and sessions on internal medicine, imaging, vet practice, ligament injuries, and more.... Read More

Beasts of Burden Longform Feature


Beasts of Burden: Africa's Working Horses and Donkeys

December 02, 2014

Veterinarians and researchers take a look at cases very different than those seen in developed countries.... Read More


How are Bone Scans Used to Diagnose Equine Lameness?

November 20, 2014

Dr. Rachel Buchholz explains how bone scans work and how veterinarians use them to diagnose unsoundness in horses.... Read More


Choosing the Right Equine Veterinarian

November 17, 2014

Consider these nine qualities when choosing an equine veterinarian. ... Read More


Colic: What Should I Do Until the Vet Gets Here?

November 04, 2014

An equine critical care specialist shares advice for dealing with a colic while waiting for your vet.... Read More


Owner Participation Sought for Equine Disease Research

October 20, 2014

Researchers are seeking owner input for a study aimed at evaluating the economic impact of equine disease outbreaks.... Read More


Optimizing Dressage Horses' Bodies for Peak Performance

September 19, 2014

From feeding and training to shoeing and warm-up protocols, learn how to keep your dressage horse fit to perform.... Read More


Schaer to Discuss Vet-Doctor Collaboration at Free Lecture

September 13, 2014

Penn Vet's Dr. Tom Schaer will talk about how veterinarians and human physicians work together to improve patient care.... Read More


Horse Vets Have Highest Injury Risk of U.K. Professions

September 12, 2014

Study shows horse vets carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the United Kingdom.... Read More


Planning for the Final Goodbye

September 11, 2014

While end-of-life planning for your horse might be painful, having a plan ahead of time will make the decision easier.... Read More