Special Reports

In-depth reports on many aspects of horse health care

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Seven Senior Horse Facts

May 07, 2013

Dr. Nancy Loving discusses the special needs of senior horses, including diet, nutrition, exercise, and more.... Read More

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15 Fascinating Facts About Equine Eyes

March 08, 2013

Can horses see at night? What colors can they detect? Learn these answers and more in our special report.... Read More

Next Vet March 2013

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Next Vet: Spring 2013

February 21, 2013

In this issue: Specialization, repro in practices, keeping the job fun, and building rapport with clients... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Spring and Summer

April 25, 2011

How your horse's body adapts to exercising and how he acclimates to spring and summer weather conditions. ... Read More

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Anatomy and Physiology: Complete Series

April 04, 2008

A complete guide to the anatomy and physiology of the horse, with illustrations and practical applications.... Read More

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In Case of Emergency on the Road

August 27, 2014

This trailer-safety checklist will ensure you're prepared to deal with emergencies if they arise when hauling horses.... Read More

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How To Handle a Disease Outbreak

July 07, 2014

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

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Youngsters Don't Have it Easy

April 29, 2014

Give your young horse, age 1 to 3 years, a strong start with information from this in-depth special report.... Read More

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15 Miniature Horse Health Facts

June 05, 2013

Minis are a lot like big horses, but different too. Here, learn how to best care for pint-sized equids.... 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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Athletes to Trail Warriors: Caring for the Adult Horse

July 03, 2014

Learn about caring for the health of adult show and recreational horses.... Read More

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Young Horse Management

May 09, 2014

Use this cheat sheet to make sure your young horse--neonate to yearling--is getting the care she needs.... Read More

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Equine Vaccination Cheat Sheet

April 14, 2014

Learn about the AAEP's recommended core and risk-based equine vaccines in this handy special report.... Read More

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Your Mare has Delivered Successfully: Now What?

February 20, 2014

Learn about normal foal development and health risks, and quiz your knowledge in this special report.... Read More

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Hoof Problem Protocol

February 19, 2014

Should you call the vet or farrier? Find out the best next step to take during a hoof-related emergency.... Read More

Winter Health Concerns PDF

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Winter Health Concerns

November 21, 2012

Keep an eye out for these six cold weather conditions horse can be prone to during winter.... Read More

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10 Tips for Winterizing Your Horse

October 16, 2012

10 vet-approved tips for keeping your horse healthy and comfortable during the cold season.... Read More

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The Airways and the Lungs

May 27, 2008

Understanding how the horse's respiratory system works can help horse owners recognize and prevent problems.... Read More

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Equine Body Condition Score Poster

August 12, 2014

Descriptions and illustrations of body condition scores for horses based on the Henneke body condition scale. ... Read More

Do you love draft horses? Learn about 10 of their unique health and management needs in this special report.

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10 Draft Horse Health Facts

September 09, 2013

Do you love draft horses? Learn about 10 of their unique health and management needs in this special report.... Read More

Next Vet October 2012

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Next Vet: Fall 2012

October 01, 2012

Advice about student debt, marketing plans, your fall semester to-do list, and networking vet conferences.... Read More

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Top 5 Stretches for Healthy Horses

September 15, 2012

Learn the top physical therapy exercises to perform for strength training horses in all lines of work. ... Read More

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A Closer Look: Gastric Ulcer Formation

August 17, 2012

In this special report, take a "closer look" at gastric ulcers, an all-too-common stomach condition.... Read More

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15 Facts on Donkey Health

July 17, 2012

Aside from long ears, donkeys differ in many ways from horses, including the health conditions they encounter.... Read More

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Biosecurity on the Road

April 11, 2012

Develop a management routine to reduce your horse’s potential exposure to infectious diseases while traveling.... Read More