Study Evaluates Esophageal Stricture Treatment

September 19, 2015

Stricture occurs when a ring of tissue reduces the esophagus' diameter, making it hard for a horse to ingest food.... Read More


Adult Horses Get Pneumonia, Too

June 30, 2015

This inflammation of the lungs most commonly affects foals, but that doesn't mean your mature horse isn't at risk.... Read More


Senior Horse Feed: Not Just for Seniors

November 13, 2014

Here are five situations when a senior feed could benefit a horse, regardless of age.... Read More


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


The Horse: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2012

December 31, 2012

We've taken a few minutes to tally our most popular blog posts of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More


Resolving Horse Choke with an Antispasmodic Drug (AAEP 2011)

February 16, 2012

Buscopan has been accepted as effective treatment for simple choke in other countries for 40 years.... Read More


A Kick to the Throat

December 01, 2011

My horse got kicked in the lower throat area (esophagus) a while ago. Lately his breathing has been vigorous... Read More


Esophageal Problem Hereditary in Friesians?

May 07, 2009

Megaesophagus, a chronic dilation of the esophagus, appears to occur at an atypically high rate in Friesians.... Read More


Choke: No Heimlich for Horses

December 08, 2008

Unfortunately, even if you could do the Heimlich maneuver on your equine friend, it probably would not help. That's because choke in horses is completely different than when a human chokes, at least from an anatomical perspective.... Read More


Handling a Choking Horse

April 25, 2008

All animals can choke, including horses. When it happens, it should be considered a medical emergency. A horse chokes when its esophagus is obstructed, rather than the trachea, or windpipe. Although horses are still able to breathe in this... Read More



May 01, 2005

What the heck?! What is that sound out in the barn? The big horse Elvis is barking out enormous, intermittent coughs. Your pulse quickens--Elvis shouldn't be sick! Good grief, he hasn't been anywhere, hasn't had any of his horse friends over to... Read More


Choke (Esophageal Obstruction)

April 01, 2001

The word choke for me conjures up images of someone hovering over a table, unable to talk or breathe because a piece of food has lodged in their trachea or windpipe--fortunately, the Heimlich maneuver usually rectifies the situation. Choke is... Read More


Feeding Older Horses: Cuisine For The Golden Years

May 01, 2000

Horses which have been correctly fed all their lives are far more likely to live to a ripe old age.... Read More


Fluids and Electrolytes: Life's Curious Brew

August 01, 1997

Encouraging water consumption is extremely important. This often starts by making sure your horses have free access to a good, clean water source.... Read More


Nutrition Primer

July 01, 1996

Many common terms come from the long experience of man with horse, and some perhaps should be applied to the modern experience of raising horses. One of them, where feeds are concerned, might be "penny wise and pound foolish."... Read More