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

July 2018 – Mid Month Update

July 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Martini Settles In 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Martini Settles In Martini, my new ShaoYin mare, has been with me for about 3.5 months. She seems to be happily settled in. I have found it … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter July 2018

July 2018 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 7 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Feeding Horses that Have No Pasture 2. Getting Your Horse Questions Answered =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Feeding Horses that Have No Pasture There are many reasons for horses to be denied pasture grazing. Arid climate, limited land, … 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 – We are dealing with fly issues here in California with our horses. Wondering if you have come … Continue Reading »

June 2018 – Mid Month Update

June 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. How Self Confident is your Horse? 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. How Self Confident is your Horse? Martini, my new Shao Yin (Fire/Water) mare is not very self-confident. Understanding horse temperament has helped me recognize … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Summer Skincare

Summer is typically a season we find ourselves outside more with longer days, summer activities, vacations, yard work, and such. It also means our skin is extra exposed to harmful UV rays from the sun and drying from the weather conditions. If you think your skincare is all about how you look, think again. Our … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter June 2018

June 2018 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 6 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Feel, Form, Function 2. Getting Your Horse Questions Answered =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Feel, Form, Function Raw talent (function) is a wonderful trait in a performance horse but it is not enough by itself to guarantee a … 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 already giving my horses CoolStance, the coconut meal and want to know if giving blue green … Continue Reading »

May 2018 – Mid Month Update

May 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Upset on the Farm 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Upset on the Farm Things have not been the same at our farm since Cerise was put down a few weeks ago. I … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Boosting Energy to Get Ready for Summer

Summer will be here before we know it and that means the need for extra energy to deal with kids home for the summer, family vacations, longer daylight hours to be out and about, longer riding time, and all the summertime sports and summer fun. If you are feeling an energy drain, now is the … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2018

May 2018 Cerise Passes the Torch Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 5 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Cerise Passes the Torch 2. Getting Your Horse Questions Answered =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Cerise Passes the Torch I plan to put my beautiful Cerise down next Wednesday. In the past 6 months … 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 – My horse has a tear in a check ligament. He is getting FM11, and I am wrapping … Continue Reading »

April 2018 – Mid Month Update

April 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. I Have a New Horse 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. I Have a New Horse I have brought a new horse into our herd. Martini is a 7 year old quarter horse … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Getting Ready for Spring Allergy Season?

I love seeing everything turning green and blooming, but can certainly do without the sneezing, itchy and watering eyes, runny nose and coughing this time of year can bring. I know I’m not alone in this as the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates around 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies. And I … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter April 2018

April 2018 Does Your Horse Know What is Good For Him? Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 4 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Does Your Horse Know What is Good For Him? 2. The Truth About Pet Cancer =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Does Your Horse Know What is Good For Him? … 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 a horse with ulcers that I just got scoped. I have the Gastroguard to heal … Continue Reading »

March 2018 – Mid Month Update

March 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Attitude vs Geography – Does Your Horse Respect You? 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Attitude vs Geography – Does Your Horse Respect You? Horses are very detail oriented. They notice every nuance … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Spring Forward Without the Winter Weight Gain

As we head into March and winter comes to an end, this is a good time to take a look at the added pounds many of us put on over the winter months and our overall health and nutritional habits. Putting on extra pounds over the winter months is a common problem since we don’t … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2018

March 2018 Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption/Hypercementosis Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 3 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption/Hypercementosis 2. The Holistic Approach to Horse Care =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption/Hypercementosis Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption/Hypercementosis (EOTRH) is a condition affecting the incisors and canine teeth … 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.   This month we are sharing a case study report on a horse holistically treated for ulcers. (From the … Continue Reading »