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 … Continue Reading »

January 2017 – Mid Month Update

January 2017 – 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, … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Shedding Those Holiday Pounds

Welcome to a new year and the end of the 2016 holiday season! Many of us find ourselves entering the new year with a few extra pounds from all the tasty, but maybe not so healthy foods we indulged in over the holidays. After all who can say no to Grandma’s homemade pies. As a … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2017

January 2017 Looking back at 2016 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 1 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Looking back at 2016 2. Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping 3. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Looking back at 2016 Isn’t it interesting how things go in … 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 5 Thoroughbreds that are all kept together. They eat very healthy, are chemical free, and … Continue Reading »

December 2016 – Mid Month Update

December 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Pain – How it interferes with accurate typing 2. New Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Pain – How it interferes with accurate typing A horse in pain is harder to type because … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Is Your Immune System Ready for Winter?

Here we are again with cold and flu season upon us and the need to remember that giving your immune system a boost is the best way to defend yourself against catching colds and flu. A strong immune system means less illness, less time missing out on the winter fun, less time feeling miserable, and … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter December 2016

December 2016 Are your good intentions stressing your horse? Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 12 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Are your good intentions stressing your horse? 2. New Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping 3. New Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Are your good … 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 – What would you recommend as a supplement that works best for a yearling with a severely … Continue Reading »

November 2016 – Mid Month Update

November 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Can you hurt your horse’s feelings? 2. New Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Can you hurt your horse’s feelings? I don’t know if you can hurt your horse’s feelings, but I do … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Does the Word Alzheimer’s Scare You? Natural Solutions for How to Fight Back

Chances are in this day and age, you know someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s or some type of dementia. None of us want to think about spending our “golden years” in cognitive decline, but it is estimated that three times more people will suffer from Alzheimer’s by 2050. There are natural solutions you … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2016

November 2016 Getting ready for winter in Colorado Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 11   =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Getting ready for winter in Colorado 2. New Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping 3. New Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Getting ready for winter … 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 13 year old Mustang /Paint cross horse that I adopted 6 years ago … Continue Reading »

October 2016 – Mid Month Update

October 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Matching horse temperaments with other horses 2. New Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Matching horse temperaments with other horses Cerise, my Fire horse temperament mare, has been with us in Colorado since … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Eating For Less Stress

These days stress to one degree or another is just part of daily living. It can take a toll on you physically and mentally however so finding ways of coping with stress is an important part of staying healthy. A good place to start is with your diet as there are foods that can help … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter October 2016

October 2016 DSLD/ESPA – When connective tissues fail Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 10 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. DSLD/ESPA – When connective tissues fail 2. New Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. DSLD/ESPA – When connective tissues fail Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis is a devastating … 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 #1 – We recently purchased a 5 year old, OTTB. When we brought him home he had racing … Continue Reading »

September 2016 – Mid Month Update

September 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Case study – Laminitis in a Metal horse 2. New Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Case study – Laminitis in a Metal horse Laminitis is not a condition I see often in … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: The Healthy Way To Lose Weight and Keep It Off

To lose weight the healthy way, throw out all the fad diets and starving yourself. These are not only unhealthy and add stress to your body and mind, they also don’t usually keep the weight from coming back. The healthy way to lose weight and keep it off is to make lifestyle changes in what … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter September 2016

September 2016 3 reasons your horse won’t pick up his foot Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 9 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. 3 reasons your horse won’t pick up his foot 2. New Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1.  3 reasons your horse won’t pick up … Continue Reading »