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 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 »

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 Lippitt Morgan 6 year old gelding that has an SI injury we have been … Continue Reading »

August 2018 – Mid Month Update

August 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Supporting your Horse’s Micro biome 2. Share the Knowledge =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 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 tract. Microbes … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Extra Energy for Summer Fun

Have you found yourself starting to drag this summer and without enough energy to keep going through the day? With the extra work of getting ready for vacations, kids home from school, grandkids visiting and all the extra sports and daylight hours that summer brings, it can be hard to keep your energy level high. … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter August 2018

August 2018 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 8 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Supporting your Insulin Resistant Horse 2. Getting Your Horse Questions Answered =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Supporting your Insulin Resistant Horse Our Morgan gelding, Tanq, has struggled this summer with sore feet. The drought in Colorado has made … 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 – Just bought a 16 year old, 13.2h pony for my daughter to start learning to jump. The … Continue Reading »

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 »