Category Archives: Horse Health Care

January 2023 – Mid Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse! Is your Horse in Sympathetic Burnout Because of You? No human or horse can live in the fight or flight state indefinitely, yet that is exactly what is happening to so many right now. People are stressed and that stress is transferring to our horses when we … Continue Reading »

Buzz from the Barn: Natural Horse Health in Winter

By Dr. Madalyn Ward, How to have a Healthy Happy Horse! When winter weather hits our natural human tendency is to do what we can to protect our horses from the cold, damp, and wind. This is a wonderful nurturing and protective instinct, and at the same time I frequently see people overdoing that protection, … Continue Reading »

December 2022 – Mid Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse FAQ’s for a Fire Horse TemperamentQ. My Fire Horse is very physically sensitive to pain and irritation. Fly bites swell, injuries blow up into huge hematomas, and small scratches are very painful. Can you suggest ways to help Fire horses recover more quickly from physical irritations and … Continue Reading »

Acidophilus and Bifidus

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter, December 2022, Volume 27, Number 12 Dr. Madalyn Ward – How to have a healthy happy horse Acidophilus and Bifidus – I have trusted these probiotics for over 30 years. They are both prepared in a way that helps them survive in the gut. An acidophilus capsule contains 5 billion CFUs and … Continue Reading »

November 2022 – Mid Month Update

How to have a healthy happy horse with Dr. Madalyn Ward Does your Metal horse have sore heels? The Metal horse temperament is generally strong and tough but their achilles heel is – their heels. The Metal horse has a tendency to contracted, sore heels. Confirmation can play a part as many Metal horses have … Continue Reading »

The Miserable Merry-Go-Round of Horse Ulcers

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter, Sept 2022, Volume 27, Number 9 Dr. Madalyn Ward – How to have a healthy happy horse First you have stress, then you have ulcers, then pain causing more stress. Or you have pain, then ulcers and then more pain and stress or you have ulcers, then stress… See how horse ulcers … Continue Reading »

Leaky Gut Syndrome Part 2

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter, August 2022, Volume 27, Number 8 Dr. Madalyn Ward – How to have a healthy happy horse Pathology Associated with Leaky Gut Syndrome To prevent noxious substances from entering the bloodstream, the healthy gut responds in a complex, highly integrated fashion. Enterocytes, or gut-lining cells, actually bind the noxious substance and release chemicals to destroy it. These cells … Continue Reading »

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter, July 2022, Volume 27, Number 7 Dr. Madalyn Ward – How to have a healthy happy horse How Damage Occurs Conventional western veterinarians are now recognizing and treating equine ulcers more frequently. With increased awareness of this syndrome, more horses are routinely being given antacids and acid blocking drugs. These medications may … Continue Reading »

Buzz From The Barn

Cushings, Human vs Horse Doses & Arnica – June 2022 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 question about using the powdered algae/probiotic/enzyme blend. The bottle states … Continue Reading »

3 Important Considerations When Breeding Your Mare

So you want to breed your mare after weighing all the pros and cons of this big decision. The next step is to make sure your mare and her offspring are as healthy as can be. 

Holistic Horse Health: 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 looking for a holistic supplement for flies; not sure if garlic is safe to use or you recommend something else. Flies … Continue Reading »

March 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse Dr. Madalyn Ward 1. Special Needs for your TaiYin Horse TaiYin means most Yin. Yin is the slow, cooling and moisturizing energy in the body. The Tai Yin(Earth/Metal) horse generally has a laid back attitude and enjoys relaxing and eating. He is not super ambitious but is … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2022

Bony Bi Syndrome Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 27, Number 3 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Bony Bi Syndrome 2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources Ever wonder why the miracle product that works on so many horses does not do a thing for your horse? Or why the wonder cure you found and shared with … Continue Reading »

Buzz From The Barn: Is your Horse ready for Spring?

Yesterday it was 36 degrees, windy and raining here in Central Texas. Today it is 65 degrees, sunshiny and calm. My horses are out napping in the sun after a miserable day yesterday locked in the barn. Drastic weather changes during the spring can take a toll on a horse’s system. Other factors, such as … Continue Reading »

February 2021 – Mid-Month

Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse Dr. Madalyn Ward What to do before you temperament type a new horse “This is not the same horse I bought.” This is the statement those of us who type horses hear so often. These cases are so hard. Imagine that you have just moved to a … Continue Reading »

Buzz From The Barn – November 2021

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 Lippitt Morgan 6 year old gelding that has an SI injury we have been … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2021

November 2021 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 11 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Fixed Bi 2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*= Fixed Bi Ever wonder why the miracle product that works on so many horses does not do a thing for your horse? Or why the wonder cure you found and shared … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter September 2021

September 2021 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 9 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Pain explained with Traditional Chinese Medicine 2. Is your horse the perfect match for you and his job? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*= 1. Pain explained with Traditional Chinese Medicine Ever wonder why the miracle product that works on so many … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter June 2021

June 2021 Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 6 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Symptoms: Early warning signs of EPM 2. Develop a Better Relationship with Your Horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Symptoms: Early warning signs of EPM I have come to look at EPM in the same way I look … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2021

May 2021 How to Avoid Digestive Ulcers Holistic HorsekeepingHow to have a healthy happy horse.Volume 26, Number 5 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. How to Avoid Digestive Ulcers2. Develop a Better Relationship with Your Horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. How to Avoid Digestive Ulcers Equine digestive ulcers are unfortunately common. I believe the main cause is stress. … Continue Reading »