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’m already giving my horses CoolStance, the coconut meal and want to know if giving blue green … Continue Reading »

May 2018 – Mid Month Update

May 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Upset on the Farm 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Upset on the Farm Things have not been the same at our farm since Cerise was put down a few weeks ago. I … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Boosting Energy to Get Ready for Summer

Summer will be here before we know it and that means the need for extra energy to deal with kids home for the summer, family vacations, longer daylight hours to be out and about, longer riding time, and all the summertime sports and summer fun. If you are feeling an energy drain, now is the … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2018

May 2018 Cerise Passes the Torch Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 5 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Cerise Passes the Torch 2. Getting Your Horse Questions Answered =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Cerise Passes the Torch I plan to put my beautiful Cerise down next Wednesday. In the past 6 months … 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 – My horse has a tear in a check ligament. He is getting FM11, and I am wrapping … Continue Reading »

April 2018 – Mid Month Update

April 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. I Have a New Horse 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. I Have a New Horse I have brought a new horse into our herd. Martini is a 7 year old quarter horse … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Getting Ready for Spring Allergy Season?

I love seeing everything turning green and blooming, but can certainly do without the sneezing, itchy and watering eyes, runny nose and coughing this time of year can bring. I know I’m not alone in this as the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates around 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies. And I … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter April 2018

April 2018 Does Your Horse Know What is Good For Him? Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 4 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Does Your Horse Know What is Good For Him? 2. The Truth About Pet Cancer =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Does Your Horse Know What is Good For Him? … 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 horse with ulcers that I just got scoped. I have the Gastroguard to heal … Continue Reading »

March 2018 – Mid Month Update

March 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Attitude vs Geography – Does Your Horse Respect You? 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Attitude vs Geography – Does Your Horse Respect You? Horses are very detail oriented. They notice every nuance … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Spring Forward Without the Winter Weight Gain

As we head into March and winter comes to an end, this is a good time to take a look at the added pounds many of us put on over the winter months and our overall health and nutritional habits. Putting on extra pounds over the winter months is a common problem since we don’t … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2018

March 2018 Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption/Hypercementosis Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 3 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption/Hypercementosis 2. The Holistic Approach to Horse Care =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption/Hypercementosis Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption/Hypercementosis (EOTRH) is a condition affecting the incisors and canine teeth … 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.   This month we are sharing a case study report on a horse holistically treated for ulcers. (From the … Continue Reading »

February 2018 – Mid Month Update

February 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Why Do Horses Set Back? 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Why Do Horses Set Back? Some horses are never taught to properly yield to pressure and this can be a reason for … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Be Your Own Valentine All Year Round

I walk into my local grocery store and am bombarded with red and pink hearts, boxes of heart shaped candies, and flowers. I’m sure you have experienced the same this month as it is the month for Valentine’s. Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, whether you have a sweetie to celebrate with or not; … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter February 2018

February 2018 Using Homeopathy to Treat Equine Cushings Disease Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 2 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Using Homeopathy to Treat Equine Cushings Disease 2. The Holistic Approach to Horse Care =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Using Homeopathy to Treat Equine Cushings Disease Just lost a wonderful Icelandic … 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 an 800 lb. Donkey who currently has 20% firm stool and 80% loose. It occurred … Continue Reading »

January 2018 – Mid Month Update

January 2018 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Paradigm Shifts in Horse Harmony 2. Find Your Own Horse Harmony =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Paradigm Shifts in Horse Harmony Sometimes paradigm shifts happen suddenly and other times they evolve over an extended period of time. When … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: New Nutrition Resolution for the New Year

Welcome to 2018! Have you made a new year’s resolution yet for this year? If not, maybe it’s time to set a resolution for a nutritional lifestyle change. Two of the most important areas to look at in regards to nutrition according to Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN, CLC, registered dietician and nutrition expert for … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2018

January 2018 Quality Time for Cerise in 2018 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 23, Number 1 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Quality Time for Cerise in 2018 2. What Does Your Horse Want? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Quality Time for Cerise in 2018 My New Year’s resolution is to give Cerise more … Continue Reading »