Horse Health Tools and Resources

Normal Temperature, Heart Rate, Breathing Rate

It's essential that every horse owner know his or her horse's normal, healthy resting temperature, heart rate, respiration (breathing) rate, and other vital signs and have trained the horse to allow handling for assessment of vital signs.

Horse Weight Calculator

The most accurate way to determine a horse's weight is by weighing him on a scale. However, you can estimate a horse's weight (to calculate proper amounts of feed, dewormer, etc.) by using body measurements.

Mare Gestation Calculator

When will that carefully bred foal hit the ground? Estimate your mare's foaling date with our Mare Gestation Calculator!


Listen to the latest news, fun, and tips unique to the horse world with Horse Radio Network podcasts! Eight lively daily and weekly online radio shows focus on news, tips, Western riding, jumping, eventing, dressage, driving, and just plain enjoying our horses.


Not sure what that veterinary word means? Look it up in our horse health terms glossary. If you're not sure how to spell something, you can browse alphabetically. en Español

Éstos artículos han sido traducidos al español por la asociación de Bloodhorse y A Caballo, una publicación equina de México, y Jorge Murga, DVM.

These articles have been translated into Spanish as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM.

Farm Call: Your Questions Answered

Do you have a horse health question for a vet? Find common Q&As about caring for your horse.

Event Calendar

Calendar of upcoming horse health educational events around the world. Browse event listings or add an event to our calendar.

New Products

Recently launched products to help you take better care of your horses. (Do you have a new product to feature here? Let us know!)


The Get-A-DVM service helps you find a veterinarian near you who is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Whether you're traveling, relocating or looking for a veterinarian for your first horse, this search engine will help you connect with a practitioner dedicated to the highest standard of equine medical care. Brought to you by the AAEP and Bayer Animal Health.

Books and DVDs

Books, DVDs, magazine subscriptions, and more resources on horse health from the official store of The Horse.