Working With a Veterinarian


Managing and Maintaining the Older Equine Athlete

October 22, 2016

Do you have a mature or senior horse? Find out how to keep him comfortable and competitive as he ages!... Read More


Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 19, 2016

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More


The New Reality: Microchipping Horses

October 13, 2016

Microchips could offer benefits beyond identification for your horse. ... Read More


Feeding Foals

October 03, 2016

A foal's diet is critical to development, disease prevention, and more. Here's how to feed foals through weaning.... Read More

Good manure management, including picking manure out of pastures and dry lots, is one of the best ways to limit your horse's exposure to internal parasites.


Equine Parasite Control: What's New?

September 30, 2016

Horse deworming recommendations have changed. Get up-to-date with Dr. Martin Nielsen of the University of Kentucky.... Read More


Help! Something Bit My Horse

September 28, 2016

Rabies is a concern when horses are bitten by unknown animals. Find out how to protect your horse.... Read More


How Old is My Pony?

September 14, 2016

I have a pony who is a rescue, and I have no idea how old he is. How can I estimate his age? ... Read More


Castration: A Crucial Part of Responsible Ownership

September 13, 2016

Being a responsible horse owner involves deciding if and when castration is appropriate. ... Read More


Needle-Shy Horse Advice

September 06, 2016

Behaviorist Dr. Sue McDonnell offers step-by-step advice for helping a horse who's afraid of getting shots from the vet.... Read More


How Can I Tell if My Horse Needs Stitches?

August 17, 2016

If my horse gets a cut, how can I tell if it's severe enough to require a veterinarian to suture it?... Read More


Poll Recap: West Nile Virus Protection

August 16, 2016

Of the 832 respondents, 713 (86%) said their horses are up-to-date on their West Nile virus vaccines. ... Read More


Vesicular Stomatitis Foot Lesions

August 04, 2016

It's known for causing severe mouth blisters, but foot lesions, too? The USDA's Dr. Angela Pelzel-McClusky explains.... Read More


Help! How to Manage Equine Emergencies

July 28, 2016

Your horse is wounded, bleeding, or critically ill: What should you do? Get advice from our expert!... Read More


15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More


How Behaviorists Help Vets Diagnose Horse Health Problems

July 20, 2016

Behaviorist Dr. Sue McDonnell explains how behaviorists and vets can work together to identify horses' pain and disease.... Read More


AVMA Launches Database of Animal Health Studies

July 19, 2016

The database is designed to connect vets and owners to clinical studies on a range of topics, including horse health.... Read More


12 Facts About Bisphosphonate Use In Horses

July 08, 2016

Certain bisphosphonates are approved for treating navicular syndrome in horses. Find out more in our special report!... Read More


My Horse's Vet Bill is How Much?

July 07, 2016

Understand the costs of veterinary care before you're faced with a sick or injured horse.... Read More


Bisphosphonate Use in Horses

June 30, 2016

Dr. Laura Kennedy presents research behind bisphosphonates and how they might help horses with navicular syndrome.... Read More


Sarcoids in Horses

June 30, 2016

Learn about these ugly and often aggressive tumors.... Read More


Dealing With a Down Horse

June 21, 2016

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More


Who Cares for Your Horse During Vacations?

June 17, 2016

Drs. Thunes and Denney-Jones and Michelle from The Horse discuss how horse owners can prepare for going out of town. ... Read More


10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 17, 2016

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More

Your veterinarian might insert needles into the infected joint and flush it with sterile saline.


Getting a Jumpstart on Joint Infections

June 08, 2016

Infected joints can be scary and cause stress, but early aggressive treatment offers the best chance for full recovery.... Read More


Prepurchase Exams are Rarely Black and White

June 06, 2016

Prepurchase exams range from the cursory glance-him-over to the four-figure exam with every imaging angle imaginable.... Read More