Articles - health


Pasture Poisons

While there are hundreds of species of weeds that are toxic to horses, the following are the most widespread in Canada.


Adaptation and Conditioning of the Musculoskeletal System

Both exercise physiology and musculoskeletal development research has revealed lots of information to date, including facts about horses tendons and more.


Dr. Joan Norton Reviews the Latest Research

HSI’s resident vet, Dr. Joan Norton, reviews new products and the latest research in the world of veterinary medicine, including research on heart rate.

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Even the healthiest, most pampered horse in the safest barn can suffer an injury or other emergency. Besides being prepared with medical supplies and staying calm, what else can you do while waiting for your veterinarian to arrive?


Swollen Legs: Causes & Cures

A horse sporting a swollen leg? What is causing it? As big and strong as horses are, their legs are quite sensitive and subject to a variety of problems.


The Mosquito Triple Threat

Transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes, the viruses can cause encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, impacting the central nervous system.


DIY Injections

This article will provide readers with some valuable information to help perform both intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.


Deconstructing Deworming, part 2

In this article readers can get a better understanding of how to develop an effective deworming program and avoid drug resistance.


How do I Winterize My Horse?

Advance planning and a few simple precautions will help to ensure your horse stays healthy throughout the cold winter months.


Bandaging Limbs with Wounds

Bandaging your horse’s limb when there is a wound does more than keep it clean. The bandage can prevent further trauma to the area, and more.