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

September 2021 – Mid Month Update

How do I get a Temperament Typing done for my horse? Register for a session with a certified Horse Temperament Typing Consultant. After filling out a questionnaire, the Typing Consultant will review your answers, and ask you questions, through email or phone, about your horse to help you arrive at the correct temperament type for … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Supporting Your Joints so They Can Support You By: Dr. Madalyn Ward 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 … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter September 2021

September 2021 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 9 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Pain explained with Traditional Chinese Medicine 2. Is your horse the perfect match for you and his job? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*= 1. Pain explained with Traditional Chinese Medicine Ever wonder why the miracle product that works on so many … Continue Reading »

August 2021 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse. When to Use Balance Formulas It is not surprising that people have some misunderstanding about using the Balance formulas. After all, most supplements are designed to benefit all types of horses and to be fed continuously. The Five Element Balance formulas are designed to support the individual … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter August 2021

August 2021 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 8 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Medicinal Mushrooms 2. Is your horse the perfect match for you and his job? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Medicinal Mushrooms Mushrooms are ancient foods that contain powerful healing compounds. Here is a list with some information about the most … Continue Reading »

July 2021 – Mid Month Update

RIDING VERSES TRAINING Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Riding Verses Training2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Riding verses Training You know the saying “I am not a doctor but I play one on TV.” That is the way I feel about being a “trainer”. I have been to … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health

July 2021 – Holistic Horsekeeping.com Horseman’s Health: The Importance of Hydration by guest contributor Barb Swanson We Know We Need It…For years, people have heard they need to get enough water. It is an accepted fact that 64 ounces, or 1/2 gallon, daily, is a good amount for most people. A lot of people are now … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter July 2021

July 2021 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 7 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Comparing Karbo Products and Spine and Nerve for EPM 2. Is your horse the perfect match for you and his job? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Comparing Karbo Products and Spine and Nerve for EPM Equine Protozoal Myelitis (EPM) is … Continue Reading »

June 2021 – Mid Month Update

Coming out of Shutdown Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Coming out of Shutdown?2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Coming out of Shutdown? Martini had a major hissy fit during our ride yesterday. I was actually excited to see her show some emotion. Martini is a Shao Yin temperament type … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Is Your Diet Dragging You Down?

Natural Energy Solutions To Boost Your Energy June 2021 – Holistic Horsekeeping.com Leave a comment We all have periods of time when we start dragging, usually when we’ve been extra busy or burning the candle at both ends. But usually with some extra rest or a vacation we recoup our energy level. The real problem … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter June 2021

June 2021 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 6 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Symptoms: Early warning signs of EPM 2. Develop a Better Relationship with Your Horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Symptoms: Early warning signs of EPM I have come to look at EPM in the same way I look … Continue Reading »

Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD)

By Madalyn Ward, DVM When most horse owners think of lower respiratory disease they think of serious conditions such as pneumonia or heaves. Performance horse owners, on the other hand, realize that low grade inflammation in the lower respiratory tract can cause trouble long before obvious clinical signs are apparent. A mild cough with a … Continue Reading »

The Buzz From the Barn

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse 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 13 year old Mustang /Paint cross horse that I adopted … Continue Reading »

May 2021 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Could Your Metal Horse Have Caudal Heel Syndrome?2. Mentoring Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Could Your Metal Horse Have Caudal Heel Syndrome? Could Your Metal Horse Have Caudal Heel Syndrome? Caudal heel syndrome can be similar to navicular syndrome but … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: What Causes Allergy in Spring and How to Avoid Feeling Muddled

Leave a comment When spring springs forth, do you enjoy the beautiful flowers or do you wonder, “What causes allergy?” because you are so tired of all the sneezing, runny eyes, runny nose …? If those symptoms match what happens to you every spring, then you suffer from seasonal allergies, what is commonly called “hay … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2021

May 2021 How to Avoid Digestive Ulcers Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 5 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. How to Avoid Digestive Ulcers2. Develop a Better Relationship with Your Horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. How to Avoid Digestive Ulcers Equine digestive ulcers are unfortunately common. I believe the main cause is stress. … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Wealth: If Your Horse Was Money?

If you went to the barn one day and your horse was coughing what would you do? You would probably start looking into the cause of the cough. Was your hay dusty, did you take your horse off property where he could have been exposed to a sick horse, was he getting good immune support…? … Continue Reading »

April 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse ================ In This Issue: Avoiding Burnout in Different Horse Temperaments Learn At Home ================ 1. Avoiding Burnout in Different Horse Temperaments I was watching one of my hens last night right before bedtime. I heard her making that sound they make when they are annoyed but I … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Spring is here!: Let’s Refresh with the season

By guest contributor Barb Swanson (author of Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition) Keep It Fresh This SpringThe sun is shining. Spring showers are falling. Birds are singing and plants are popping up all over. Spring is here! It’s the season of refreshing. Our world is renewing itself. Let’s keep up and renew our … Continue Reading »