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! Madalyn

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 – All four of my horses are on the algae/probiotic/enzyme powder. One of my horses is extremely sensitive … Continue Reading »

September 2019 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: 3 Reasons Why Fire horses get Leaky Gut 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 these horses have sensitive digestion and can be very picky … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Is Your Algae Safe?

We have received many inquiries over the last month as to the safety of our bluegreen algae products since there had been numerous news stories warning of bluegreen algae toxicity causing death in animals, particularly a number of dogs swimming in ponds. We did a short version of this article in our last newsletter to … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter September 2019

September 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 9 ================ In This Issue: Supporting your Insulin Resistant Horse Is Your Algae Safe? ================ 1. Supporting your Insulin Resistant Horse The challenge with Insulin Resistant (IR) horses is that they love to eat but they tend toward very slow metabolism … Continue Reading »

August 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ==================================== FAQ’s for a Fire Horse Temperament Learn More About Temperament Types ==================================== 1. FAQ’s for a Fire Horse Temperament Q. My Fire Horse is very physically sensitive to pain and irritation. Fly bites swell, injuries blow up into huge hematomas, and small scratches are very … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: How Important are Proteolytic Enzymes?

You may be familiar with digestive enzymes and how they help with breaking down foods into components the body can use, but did you know there are actually 3,000 enzymes in your body that provide a variety of functions? These metabolic enzymes are largely made up of proteolytic enzymes or proteases which regulate just about … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter August 2019

August 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 8 ================ In This Issue: Horse Joint Care in 3 Simple Steps More Help For Your Horse ================ 1. Horse Joint Care in 3 Simple Steps When it comes to horse health care, joint care can be one of the most … 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 had my mare on 2 hrs of grass, then 3, then 4. Not giving supplements … Continue Reading »

July 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The Tale of 2 Water Horses 2. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. The Tale of 2 Water Horses Water Horse# 1Water horse number 1 was born on a small Arabian breeding farm. He was kept in a 2 acre … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Getting Full Spectrum Nutrition

In order for the human body to stay healthy and productive, a wide variety of nutrients is required. Macronutrients and micronutrients are both needed to maintain all the body’s functions. Macronutrients include carbohydrates, fats and cholesterol, proteins, and amino acids. Micronutrients that the body needs in lesser amounts include vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals. There … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter July 2019

July 2019 Holistic Horse Health – 3 ways to get your horse’s gut bacteria balanced Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 24, Number 7 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Health – 3 ways to get your horse’s gut bacteria balanced 2. Don’t Miss Your Chance! =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic Horse Health – … Continue Reading »

June 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ========================================== Horse Temperament: How to use the Balance Formulas Learn More About Temperament Types =========================================== 1. Horse Temperament: How to use the Balance Formulas Our Horse Temperament Balance Formulas are unique in their design. Whereas most nutritional supplements balance nutrients within the formula, our Balance Formulas … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter June 2019

June 2019 Holistic horse health is an inside job Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 24, Number 6 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic horse health is an inside job 2. Learn More About Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic horse health is an inside job Your horse may not be sick but … 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 to start mixing my own feed and get away from the store bought feeds. I … Continue Reading »

May 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue:1. Horse Temperament: The 2 Types of Wood Horse2. 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 what often comes to mind is a racehorse. The … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: All About Chronic Inflammation

by guest contributor Barbara Swanson Healthy Tips: Chronic Inflammation INFLAMMATION! It’s nearly impossible to scan health headlines without seeing this buzzword–but what is inflammation, really? First, it is important to realize there are two different types of inflammation. Acute inflammation is an essential part of the healing process. It signals our immune system that we … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2019

May 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 5 ================ In This Issue: Spring Feeding More Help For Your Horse ================ 1. Spring Feeding Spring is here and for those lucky horses who live in native grass pastures this means a wide selection of herbs and nutritious weeds, plus … Continue Reading »