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Equine Vaccination Basics

Equine Vaccination Basics

Vaccines are among the most effective weapons for protecting horses against the ravages of disease. Learn how vaccinations work to protect your horse and view two sample vaccination schedules, for the pleasure horse & performance horse.

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5 Ways to break bad gate behaviors

A horse who pulls, slows or balks by the gate can be dangerous. Here's how to break that habit.

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Flushing Equine Wounds: The First Step in Treatment

Thoroughly rinsing a wound is a critical first step in keeping infection at bay.

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How to Keep your Horse's Tail Healthy

Your horse's tail is more than just pretty. Keep a close eye on the underside of his tailbone to ensure the area is healthy.

Feed rooms tend to become cluttered catchalls, housing much more than grain.

Four Things to Toss from your Feed Room

When your feed room is in disarray, start the clean up by pitching these items.

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Just ticklish or something serious?

Some horses are more sensitive than others, and that's normal. But there are some signs that could mean it's something more serious.

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How to Safely Cross a Road

Cars, slick surfaces and other dangers can make crossing the street dangerous. Follow these tips to get you and your horse across safely and quickly.

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How to Help Wounds Heal

Most minor skin wounds are not cause for worry. Still, you'll want to do everything you can to support the healing process.

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Spring Health Check for Senior Horses

Now that winter is behind us, spring is a great time to do a quick evaluation to ensure your senior horse is healthy and happy.

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Types of Colic

Here's a quick look at four common colic terminologies and what they mean.

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Cold Weather Workouts

Avoid stressing your horse's lungs this winter by saving tough rides for milder days.

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6 simple ways to prevent thrush

Follow these steps to help prevent this common, smelly infection of the underside of the hoof.

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Keep Your Horse Hydrated in Cold Weather

Check to make sure your horse is drinking enough water during the winter months to avoid impaction colic and other health issues.

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Warm Choices for Winter Apparel

In freezing-cold weather, you'll need to bundle up when you go out to the barn. Here are some things to consider when selecting your winter wardrobe.

The same reaction that produces goose bumps in people causes a horse

How Horses Stay Warm

Here's how your horse's fluffy winter coat keeps him warm in chilly weather.

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An Easy Equine Fitness Plan

An equine veterinarian helps a reader with divided time develop a schedule to exercise her out of shape horses.

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Tend to Water Troughs to Keep Your Horse Drinking

To keep your horse hydrated in the summer months, tend to his waterers and troughs to make sure he has easy, safe access to clean water at all times.

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Ten Reasons to Love Sticky Ichthammol Ointment

It may be smelly, sticky and sort of gross, but the drawing salve ichthammol can't be beat in terms of versatility and affordability.

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Horse Wounds: To Bandage or Not to Bandage?

Not all injuries require bandaging and some may actually fare better left uncovered Consider these variables before dressing an injury.

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Pick Up Artist: Teaching a Horse to Lift his Hooves

Is your sound horse refusing to lift his feet? Here are a few tips on how to address the behavioral issues of your stubborn horse.

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A Mid-Winter Pasture Fence Safety Check

Braving cold temperatures to assess winter damage may not be fun, but it is an important part of maintaining safe pastures.

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Make Sure Your Horse's Bit Fits

Saddle and bridle fit are important, but don't forget to check that your horse's bit fits him, too.

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5 ways to minimize mud in your pastures this spring

Unable to escape the muddy horse pastures before summer? Here are some pasture management tips for reducing the effects of mud this season.

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Stall Guard Safety

Here are a few guidelines to follow to ensure safe horse stall guard use.

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Tips for trailering your horse in summer

Keep your horse cool and comfortable during transport.

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Save Money When You Buy Hay

Get the most for your dollar when when it comes time to restock the hay shed or loft.

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Centered Riding Revisited: The Four Basics and Grounding

Excerpted from Sally Swift's second book, Centered Riding 2, in which Sally further explores the Four Basics and "grounding."

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EQUUS Chart: Common Poisonous Weeds and Wildflowers

Check out this list of common pasture invaders that may be dangerous to your horse's health.

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EQUUS Chart: A Guide to Common Poisonous Plants

Use this chart to help you look out for harmful shrubs and trees in your horses' surroundings. From the editors of EQUUS magazine.

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EQUUS Chart: Horse Skin Problems

Download this chart to help you identify eight common ailments that develop on a horse's skin. From the editors of EQUUS magazine.

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EQUUS Chart: Equine Medication Basics

Download this handy list of the nine types of drugs commonly administered to horses and what they do. From the editors of EQUUS magazine.

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10 Ways to Avoid Laminitis

Here are 10 ways to safeguard your horse from developing this potentially fatal hoof condition.

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EQUUS Chart: Gauge Your Horse's Vital Signs

Gauge your horse's internal condition with the help of this vital signs chart from the editors of EQUUS magazine.

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10 Most Poisonous Plants for Horses

Of the hundreds of toxic plants in North America, only a handful are likely to bring serious harm to horses. Here are the ones most dangerous to horses in the United States.

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Does Your Horse Trash Your Trailer?

An EQUUS expert discusses why a horse might paw and scratch the side of a trailer.

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All About Rain Rot On Horses

Here's how to identify and treat this spring-time skin condition.