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 – I had the vet out for my mare because her flanks have been severely drawn up and … Continue Reading »

January 2020 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ================ The Future for Horse-Keepers: Isolation or World Change? by Anna Blake Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing ================ 1. The Future for Horse-Keepers: Isolation or World Change? by Anna Blake  Madalyn’s Introduction to AnnaAnna Blake is a trainer and educator I have followed for several … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health:The Mind-Body Connection

by guest contributor Barb Swanson “To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It’s really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.” ~Albert Schweitzer The Attitude ConnectionFor thousands of years, the state of your mind has been linked to the health of your body. In one way … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2020

January 2020 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 25, Number 1 ================ In This Issue: How CBD Really Works – by Richard Thomas Using Hemp Oil and CBD For Your Animals ================ 1. How CBD Really Works By Richard Thomas in CBD Beginner’s Guide Excerpted from cbdcentral.org (CBD) Cannabidiol is rapidly … 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 – Is it safe to use Diatomaceous Earth on horses as an anti-parasitic? If so, how much and … Continue Reading »

December 2019 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. ================ Why They Balk Holiday Gifts for Horse Lovers ================ 1. Why They Balk Failure to move forward when asked (balk) is what causes many training challenges. Each horse personality has a different reason for not wanting to move forward when asked. Fire horse temperament: These … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: The Truth About Diets

by guest contributor Barb Swanson Trying to figure out what a healthy diet consists of is hard. This article gives you a snap-shot on the Functional Nutrition viewpoint of truth vs. fiction in diets and supplements. There are a dozen celebrities touting a dozen different “best” diets and weight loss programs. We have internet health … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter December 2019

December 2019 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 24, Number 12 ================ In This Issue: Holistic Horse Health: Pre and Probiotics Holiday Gifts for Horse Lovers ================ 1. Holistic Horse Health: Pre and Probiotics Anyone who has followed my holistic methods knows how strongly I feel about feeding a horse pre … 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 got 2 weeks ago what I think is an Earth horse. Lots of changes for him … Continue Reading »

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 »