Category Archives: Illnesses & Disorders

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 – Brittle hooves on 10 year old Percheron/QH gelding – The first 6 years I had this horse he was on … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2015

November 2015 The Number 1 Cause of Insulin Resistance Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 20, Number 10 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. The Number 1 Cause of Insulin Resistance 2. Want to Have a Better Understanding of Your Horse? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. The Number 1 Cause of Insulin Resistance If you … Continue Reading »

July 2014 – Mid Month Update

July 2014 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Horse Temperament: Dew, the Coughing Horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Horse Temperament: Dew, the Coughing Horse Dew is a young, paint mare with a serious cough. I saw her first on June 2. She came to me with a … Continue Reading »

When Colic is not Colic

You walk in to your horse’s pen with his evening feed and instead of coming to you he stands off in the corner and paws the ground. For most of us this creates an immediate fear reaction. Oh my God, my horse has colic. But then, after taking a deep breath, you regroup. Your horse … Continue Reading »

Horse Ulcers: Holistic Treatments for Each Type of Ulcer

In previous articles I discussed the four different kinds of horse ulcers, and the reasons why they develop. In this month’s newsletter I discuss holistic treatments for each type of ulcer, since no single treatment works for every kind of ulcer. Treating Different Kinds of Horse Ulcers Since ulcers in different part of the digestive tract … Continue Reading »

Laminitis Horses: How to Manage Their Horse Health Care This Spring

Owners of laminitis horses are starting to chew their fingernails because spring is just around the corner. Despite record cold weather in parts of the country, green grass and other signs of spring are popping up regardless. This, of course, makes people who have laminitis horses quite nervous! If you are one of those people, … Continue Reading »