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

November 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Pain – How it interferes with accurate typing 2. Holiday Gifts for Horse Lovers =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Pain – How it interferes with accurate typing A horse in pain is harder to type because the pain interferes with accurate typing. A horse in … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health – Mushrooms: Our Superfood Friends

guest contributor Barb Swanson Mushrooms & Optimum Health Did you know that all mushrooms have powerful immune-system strengthening qualities, improving the ability of immune cells to kill invaders? Even ordinary mushrooms are highly nutritious, low-calorie food with immune health qualities. Mice given a diet with a lot of Portobello mushrooms got a strong immune-system boost–just … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2019

November 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 11 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Health: Is your horse getting his greens? 2. Holiday Gifts for Horse Lovers =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic Horse Health: Is your horse getting his greens? Horses thrive on quality grass but how many actually … 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 – Read your article about Aloe Vera and slippery elm to heal equine ulcers. I found a product … Continue Reading »

October 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic HorsekeepingHow 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 and ask … Continue Reading »

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. And people are now drinking bottled water in record-setting quantities. So why are 75 million … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter October 2019

October 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 10 ================ In This Issue: Supporting your Horse’s Micro biome Is Your Algae Safe? ================ 1. Supporting your Horse’s Micro biome The intestinal micro biome includes the trillions of microbes and their genes that live and interact in the horse’s digestive … 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 – 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 »