Author Archives: Madalyn Ward, DVM

About Madalyn Ward, DVM

This is a little blog about my move to Fischer, Texas, the horses, and other miscellaneous personal stuff that I don’t normally get the share in my newsletters. I hope you enjoy these often humorous posts as I explore the journey of moving out to the country and will post replies and share your own experiences!

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Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. To see more questions and answers on real holistic horse care situations check out our Holistic Horsekeeping and Horse Harmony Facebook pages. Q – How often should a 25 year old thoroghbred gelding in excellent condition get his teeth floated? Had … Continue Reading »

November 2017 – Mid Month Update

November 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament: The 2 Types of Wood Horse 2. Mentoring Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: The 2 Types of Wood Horse When a person thinks about the Wood horse temperament … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Managing Stress to Bring Harmony to Your Holidays

Just when I think life is busy enough and my to-do list can’t hold any more items, here comes the holidays again! Extra cooking, shopping, decorating, carrying on of family traditions, cleaning, getting ready for visits from family and friends and all the fun things the holidays bring. But it also means extra stress and … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2017

November 2017 How to Help a Horse Learn Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 11   =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. How to Help a Horse Learn 2. Equine Holistic Resources Just a Click Away =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. How to Help a Horse Learn If you want to help … Continue Reading »

October 2017 – Mid Month Update

October 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. What do you want your horse to be? 2. Mentoring Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. What do you want your horse to be? When I first started working with horses I … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter October 2017

October 2017 Why Metabolic Testing is So Important Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 10   =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Why Metabolic Testing is So Important 2. Equine Holistic Resources Just a Click Away =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. Why Metabolic Testing is So Important ================================================== My 25 year old … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. To see more questions and answers on real holistic horse care situations check out our Holistic Horsekeeping and Horse Harmony Facebook pages. Q –  The rescue group I work with in Texas is starting to see many cases of river rot. … Continue Reading »

September 2017 – Mid Month Update

September 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. 3 Reasons Why Fire horses get Leaky Gut 2. Mentoring Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. 3 Reasons Why Fire horses get Leaky Gut If you have a Fire horse you know … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Anti-Inflammatory Diet For Your Dog

Guest article by Donia Alawi of Organics USA, Inc. This month instead of our usual look at nutrition and health for ourselves, I’d like to share this article from Donia that addresses the health concerns of some of our best friends – namely our dogs. Your Dog’s Daily Anti-inflammatory Diet by Donia Alawi of Organics … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter September 2017

September 2017 Traditional Chinese Medicine Explanation of Pain – Part 2 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 9   =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Traditional Chinese Medicine Explanation of Pain – Part 2 2. Equine Holistic Resources Just a Click Away =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. Traditional Chinese Medicine Explanation of … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. To see more questions and answers on real holistic horse care situations check out our Holistic Horsekeeping and Horse Harmony Facebook pages.   Q – I’m looking for a holistic supplement for flies; not sure if garlic is safe to use … Continue Reading »

August 2017 – Mid Month Update

August 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Laminitis in a Metal Horse 2. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. Laminitis in a Metal Horse Cooper is a Metal horse. I have known Cooper since he was born and he … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health – How Important Are Micronutrients For Your Health?

Even if you strive to eat a nutritionally balanced diet and exercise regularly, you might not be getting the micronutrients you need to avoid health problems in the future. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that 9 out of 10 people in this country are deficient in potassium, 8 of 10 are deficient in vitamin … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter August 2017

August 2017 Traditional Chinese Medicine Explanation of Pain – Part 1 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 8   =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Traditional Chinese Medicine Explanation of Pain – Part 1 2. Equine Holistic Resources Just a Click Away =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. Traditional Chinese Medicine Explanation of … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. To see more questions and answers on real holistic horse care situations check out our Holistic Horsekeeping and Horse Harmony Facebook pages. Q – I have been treating my mare with Pigeon Fever, the wild crafted Oregon bluegreen algae since last … Continue Reading »

July 2017 – Mid Month Update

July 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The Tale of 2 Wood Horses 2. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. The Tale of 2 Wood Horses Wood Horse #1 Wood horse number 1 was born on a breeding farm … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Supporting Your Joints so They Can Support You

Our joints aren’t something we really think about much usually until we start experiencing stiffness and/or pain with them, but without good joint care our mobility is affected and the pain and stiffness can slow us down. And who has time for that? Not me. About Joints Along with your joints, which is where two … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter July 2017

July 2017 Book Review – Equine Herbal and Energetics Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 7   =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Book Review – Equine Herbal and Energetics 2. Free Trial of FeedXL =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. Book Review – Equine Herbal and Energetics I love books and I … Continue Reading »