Category Archives: Feeding Horses

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter August 2016

August 2016 The Model Natural Diet for the Horse Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 8 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The Model Natural Diet for the Horse 2. New at Holistic Horsekeeping – Coming Soon =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. The Model Natural Diet for the Horse Fads come and go … 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 the Horse Health Hotline postings and our Holistic Horsekeeping and Horse Harmony Facebook pages. Q – I am somewhat confused about all the brouhaha about Omegas. I … 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 the Horse Health Hotline postings. Q – I am curious to know if there are any recommendations for a more holistic approach to prevent sand colic… if … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter February 2016

February 2016 Finding your horse’s nutritional sweet spot Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 2 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Finding your horse’s nutritional sweet spot 2. Learn More About Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Finding your horse’s nutritional sweet spot Remi went to a new, wonderful home this … 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 the Horse Health Hotline postings. Q – I have a 3 yr old morgan gelding (FIRE). He was given a WNEW-T injection. He appeared muscle sore for … 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 the Horse Health Hotline postings. http://www.holistichorsekeeping.com/bb/ Q – I have a Tai Yang appaloosa, and he’s been coughing for about a month now, ever since we hit … 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 the Horse Health Hotline postings. Q – I have just acquired a beautiful bay Arabian gelding, that I consider in rescue condition, after losing my loving companion … 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 the Horse Health Hotline postings. Q – I am foster caring a 26 year old gelding over the winter. His current feed regimen is 3 quarts senior … 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 the Horse Health Hotline postings. Client 1: Q – I currently have a horse with ongoing respiratory problems. The alternative practitioner near me believes that his problems … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2015

May 2015 5 Steps to Avoid Laminitis From Spring Grass Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 20, Number 5 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. 5 Steps to Avoid Laminitis From Spring Grass 2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. 5 Steps to Avoid Laminitis From Spring Grass Spring is here … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter April 2015

April 2015 5 Important Facts about Round Up Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 20, Number 4 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. 5 Important Facts about Round Up 2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. 5 Important Facts about Round Up Round Up (glyphosate) is an herbicide that is widely … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. Q – I am looking for some ideas. Two of my horses broke a panel and then pushed open the door to the tack room where the feed is kept this afternoon. We were gone at work and did not find … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. Q – Is coconut oil good for horses? A – Coconut oil is great for most horses. I would offer it and see how your horse likes it. Nice thing about foods is we can let the horse tell us what … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. Q – Is it safe to use Diatomaceous Earth on horses as an anti-parasitic? If so, how much and how often? A – I tried Diatomaceous Earth for parasite control years ago and it was not effective. It might work in … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter December 2014

December 2014 Holistic Horse Health: 3 Important Things to Consider when Feeding a Young Horse Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 19, Number 12 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Health: 3 Important Things to Consider when Feeding a Young Horse 2. December Store Specials =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic Horse Health: … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. Q – After our discussion Tuesday, I ordered crimped oats, barley & beet pulp (w/out molasses).  And I’ve been trying to research appropriate ratios of each.  But the research I’m reading once again indicates that oats & barley have an upside … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2014

November 2014 Holistic Horse Health: 5 Natural Alternatives to GastroGard for Horse Ulcers Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 19, Number 11 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Health: 5 Natural Alternatives to GastroGard for Horse Ulcers =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic Horse Health: 5 Natural Alternatives to GastroGard for Horse Ulcers … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. Client #1: Q – I bought the Probios for my horse as there was no equine-specific product at the health food store. I found a couple of interesting-sounding products online but couldn’t follow the links to order them. I found information … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. Client #1 Question – Q – I have an Appaloosa who seems to always be itchy… I can’t see anything wrong with her and she is a healthy horse! But she always has itchy back legs! Today when we were out … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. Q – How do you know if multivitamins and minerals are synthetic? I give my equines Horse Tech’s Red 7 (multivitamin and mineral) and Glanzen 3 (for hooves and coat). Do you know if they are synthetic and unnecessary if I … Continue Reading »