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 –  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 »

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 had contacted you earlier regarding the use of a garlic bug repellent product in conjunction … Continue Reading »

June 2017 – Mid Month Update

June 2017 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How 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# 1 Water horse number 1 was born on a small Arabian … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Protect Your Skin During Your Summer Rides

Planning on doing a lot of riding this summer? Me too, and that means finding ways to protect my skin from the harsh summer sun and heat. Did you know that the health of your skin reflects your overall health and level of stress? Healthy, glowing skin indicates you are living a healthy lifestyle and … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter June 2017

June 2017 Forages: Myths or Facts? Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 6 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Forages: Myths or Facts? 2. Holistic Learning Opportunities =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Forages: Myths or Facts? By special guest contributor Nerida Richards, PhD* This article was written by Dr. Nerida Richards B.Rur Sc. PhD (RAnNutr), … 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 read your article on equine uveitis and wondered if you could please be more specific … Continue Reading »

May 2017 – Mid Month Update

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

Horseman’s Health: Dreading Spring? Get Allergy Relief to Enjoy Springtime

Spring can be a wonderful time of year unless you are prone to spring allergies. Sneezing, watery, itchy eyes, sore throat, and runny nose can definitely put a negative spin on springtime enjoyment. Besides just having these symptoms that make you miserable, allergies that are not treated can lead to sinusitis, sleep apnea, asthma, ear … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2017

May 2017 Strategies for Optimum Drinking Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 5 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Strategies for Optimum Drinking 2. Holistic Learning Opportunities =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Strategies for Optimum Drinking Everyone has heard the saying, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him … Continue Reading »