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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 – If my horse is only earth are they still TaiYin? (in response to newsletter on 3/15/19) A … 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 »

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 »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2014

March 2014 Holistic Horse Health: Is Your Horse Ready for Spring? Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 19, Number 3 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Holistic Horse Health: Is Your Horse Ready for Spring? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Holistic Horse Health: Is Your Horse Ready for Spring? Yesterday it was 36 degrees, windy and raining … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Aging Gracefully by Eating Well

Diet is very important in aging gracefully. When we talk about aging gracefully that includes all the aspects of aging not just looking younger. Skin health is a part of the overall picture of aging gracefully, but brain health, bone health, joint health, energy level, cardiovascular health, and digestive health, just to name a few, … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Common Food Allergies and Natural Solutions

Are you one of the many Americans suffering with common food allergies? Do you have to carry an epipen with you wherever you go and scrutinize every food label before eating anything? It is estimated that there are 3 million children in this country with common food allergies and 3,000 emergency room visits a year … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: How to Get a Flat Stomach, Finally!

Do you struggle with how to get a flat stomach? Does belly fat seem to be impossible to get rid of? Are you one of the 62% of women that report the body part they are most self-conscious of is their belly? If the answer to any of these questions for you is yes, then … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: How Much Water Should You Really Drink?

As a society we’ve grown up being told that we’re not drinking enough water, so consequently all of us have become more conscious of hydration, which is good. The human body is 60-75% water, so we definitely need to keep our fluid level high. Plus, adequate water intake has been shown to: Help the body … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Aging Gracefully: Is Your Diet Aging You?

When you look in the mirror, what do you see – are you aging gracefully or do you look older than your years? If you don’t appear to be aging gracefully, consider looking at what you eat. Beyond that consider what you are actually digesting. After all, no matter what types of foods you have … Continue Reading »

Does Your Horse Have ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD) are big problems in people but what about horses? What causes these conditions and how can they be handled? Do horses need stimulant drugs to function normally like some people do? These are all questions that have probably run through your mind if you have a horse … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: What Causes Allergy in Spring and How to Avoid Feeling Muddled

When spring springs forth, do you enjoy the beautiful flowers or do you wonder, “What causes allergy?” because you are so tired of all the sneezing, runny eyes, runny nose …? If those symptoms match what happens to you every spring, then you suffer from seasonal allergies, what is commonly called “hay fever.” If you … Continue Reading »

How to Choose the Right Horse Supplements

Open any horse supply catalog and you will find upwards of 40 pages of different horse supplements. The reason there are so many supplements has to do with the poor quality of many of our horse foods and hay. This is not the fault of the horse food companies but a reflection of the general … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Care: Avoiding laminitis in horses

Laminitis in horses is a devastating condition once it takes hold. With a holistic horse care program you can significantly lower the risk of laminitis in horses but you still must stay alert for early signs of the condition. There is no vaccine against laminitis in horses, so diet and management are your best defenses. … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Graceful Aging: Foods for Healthy Skin

Is your skin not participating in your program for graceful aging? Is it perhaps aging faster than the rest of you? Few things are more demoralizing than looking in the mirror and realizing that your skin makes you look older than your actual age! The good news is this: just as it is never too … Continue Reading »

Horse Symptoms: Important Information on Horses with Hives

It is so important to always look for the underlying cause of horse symptoms. For example, did you know that most horses with hives do not get them from coming in contact with something in their environment. Yes, insect stings or allergic reactions to bedding can cause hives in horses but they are more commonly … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: How to Strengthen Your Immune System: 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Tired of being sick and tired? Want to know how to strengthen your immune system? You are NOT alone! For some reason it seems like more people have been sicker more frequently this winter season than in seasons past. No doubt we have been living in times of high stress, which is why knowing how … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Did You Know That Lack of Sleep Can Cause Weight Gain? How to Avoid This!

Really, there are studies showing that a lack of sleep or lack of good quality sleep can contribute to weight gain. We live in a society that is increasingly becoming sleep deprived. According to the National Sleep Foundation, Americans getting 8 hours of sleep a night dropped from 35% to 26% in a 7 year … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Montezuma’s Revenge: Avoiding the Symptoms

Montezuma’s revenge. If you have ever suffered from this condition then you know that it can really wreck your vacation. The “bottom line” of this condition is diarrhea … sometimes very violent diarrhea. Originally named by travelers to Mexican or South American countries, Montezuma’s revenge is also known colloquially as the runs, the trots, or … Continue Reading »

Horseman’s Health: Probiotics for Constipation Relief

Did you know that almost 20 million people in the U.S. are looking for constipation relief? That’s the number of people who suffer from constipation in this country. That’s bad news. The good news is that there are probiotics for constipation relief. What are probiotics? They are the “good” bacteria that live in your gut, … Continue Reading »