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 – I have a quick question for you. I am giving all my horses the Essentials Blend you … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: 4 New Year Resolutions Combining Health and Wealth

Top of the list of most popular new year resolutions seem to always be some type of health goal, losing weight, or increasing finances goal. This year think about having it all with your resolution goal. There are many ways that improving your physical health can also improve your financial health. Here are a few … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2019

January 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 1 ======================================================== In This Issue: New Year’s Resolution: Do You and Your Horse Have One? More Help For Your Horse ========================================================= 1. New Year’s Resolution: Do You and Your Horse Have One? Are you busy making New Year’s resolutions for you … 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 – What do you recommend for a feed for horses? Have you heard of crypto aero? I am … Continue Reading »

December 2018 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Finding Your Horse’s Nutritional Sweet Spot 2. Share the Knowledge =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Finding Your Horse’s Nutritional Sweet Spot I was rereading this newsletter from 2016 and it reminded me what a wonderful horse Remi was for me. He is still doing excellent in his … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Managing Stress for the Holidays

As if life isn’t stressful enough juggling family, work, and social commitments, the holidays are here to bring a whole new level of stress. Sure the holidays can be a fun and joyous time, but there’s no denying they also bring on stress with preparing for celebrations, travel, and possibly having more people in your … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter December 2018

December 2018 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 12 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Why do Horses Chew Wood? 2. Great Gifts for Horse Lovers =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Why do Horses Chew Wood? Nothing is more annoying than seeing your nice wood fences or barn walls turning into kindling. Trees … 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 – Who do you use for hair testing on horses? A – I like to use DePaolo Equine … Continue Reading »

November 2018 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament: Dry Weather Challenges 2. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: Dry Weather Challenges Dry weather is a setup for Metal horse colic but other temperaments can also suffer. Dust can irritate delicate mucous membranes in … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Algae for the Holidays

Holiday time can be lots of fun, but it can also be stressful. Add to that the overeating that can occur with family dinners, parties, and eating on the run during travel or just being rushed decorating or shopping, and you have the perfect conditions for weight gain, heartburn, stomach cramps, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2018

November 2018 The Model Natural Diet for the Horse Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 11 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The Model Natural Diet for the Horse 2. Getting Your Horse Questions Answered =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. The Model Natural Diet for the Horse Fads come and go in the … 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’ve got a new horse I care about. He’s generally healthy, just has dry itchy skin, in … Continue Reading »

October 2018 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Is your Supplement Program out of Control? 2. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Is your Supplement Program out of Control? Is your horse getting more than 4 supplements a day? If so, I would suggest you step back … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Pumpkin – Good For More Than Just a Fall Decoration

October is the month we see lots of pumpkins around, but they are so much more than just a pretty fall decoration or good for making jack-o-lanterns. What’s In Pumpkin That is So Healthy? First, pumpkin is a great source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body turns into Vitamin A. This particular antioxidant which … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter October 2018

October 2018 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 10 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Treating Bursa Injuries 2. Getting Your Horse Questions Answered =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Treating Bursa Injuries Bursas are pouches of fluid over joints and bony parts of the body. For instance, you have a bursa over the … 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 – Wondering if you have any articles or comments about Leptospirosis in horses, and also anything about cleaning … Continue Reading »

September 2018 – Mid Month Update

September 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Which Temperaments Run Hot or Cold? 2. Share the Knowledge =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Which Temperaments Run Hot or Cold? The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is the part of the nervous system that automatically controls all that happens in the … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: About Chlorophyll

Guest article by Barbara Swanson and with thanks to Mark Segars The green blood of plants becomes the red blood of animals and humans! Certain of our body’s unique nutrients have an eerie relationship to pigments found in blue green algae. We are going to discuss one of the most important: Chlorophyll. Chlorophyll Chlorophyll is … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter September 2018

September 2018 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 9 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Trusting your Horse 2. Getting Your Horse Questions Answered =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Trusting your Horse Yesterday I decided to take a quite ride down the road. I got boots on both horses and set out riding … Continue Reading »