Volume 18 Issue 2

Volume 18 Issue 2

P.R.E. Andalusian mare "Selene AC" enjoys a frolic at Cedar Creek Farm in Enumclaw, Washington where she lives and is loved by Linda deWilde-Petersen, proprietor. The Andalusianbreed originated on the Iberian Peninsula, where their ancestors have lived for thousands of years.

Nitrates in Hay Exposed

Nitrates in Hay Exposed

by Monique Warren

Fecal Egg Counts: A Better Way to Worm

Fecal Egg Counts: A Better Way to Worm

by Casie Bazay

PARASITES: The Hidden Danger

PARASITES: The Hidden Danger

by Mercedes Colburn, PhD, ND

Yavapai Humane Society Equine Initiative: An Integrated Approach to Helping Horses

Yavapai Humane Society Equine Initiative: An Integrated Approach to Helping Horses

by Lisa Ross-Williams with Ed Boks and Nina Ekholm Fry

Volume 18 Issue 2

Articles In this Issue:

SPECIAL FEATURE
PARASITES:  The Hidden Danger
by Mercedes Colburn, PhD, ND.

No horse is immune to internal parasites. In this feature article Mercedes Colburn, PhD, ND, owner of The Herb Farm Company and Through They Eye International, explains how iridology can be used to detect an infestation. Detailed graphics of the equine eye make this a resource no caregiver can afford to be without.

TO THE RESCUE
Yavapai Humane Society Equine Initiative: An Integrated Approach to Helping Horses
by Lisa Ross-Williams with Ed Boks and Nina Ekholm Fry

The Yavapai Humane Society is busy setting standards for both large and small animal rescue. Editor-in-Chief Lisa Ross-Williams sat down to talk with Ed Boks and Nina Ekholm Frey, two key players in the organization's innovative "Equine Initiative." Their interview, including information for how you can help horses in need, can be found here.

FEATURE ARTICLE
Fecal Egg Counts: A Better Way to Worm  
by Casie Bazay

Equine parasites are a hot topic and we all want to know how we can maintain a healthy level in our horses. Follow along as author Casie Bazay provides a history of equine parasite control, discusses anthelmintic resistance, and shares new recommendations for deworming and detailed instructions to help you keep your horse's parasite load in check.

FEED FACTS
Nitrates in Hay Exposed
by Monique Warren

Could your horse be consuming unhealthy levels of nitrates in his forage? You can't see, smell, or taste nitrates; they can lurk in the prettiest, greenest, best-smelling bale of hay. The only way to know the levels you are feeding is to test your forage. Follow along as author Monique Warren, owner of Hay Pillow Inc., demystifies this equine health care concern.

ACUPOINTERS
Parasite Patrol: DIY acupressure for a healthy gut
by Susan Tenney

AT HOME WITH HOMEOPATHY
Homeopathy for the Bacterial Contagion Causing Pigeon Fever
by Charlotte Raby

EQUISSENTIALS
Be Aware of Poisonous Plants
by Lisa Ross-Williams

FOR THE RIDER
An Ounce of Protection: A Look at Safety Gear for Riders
by Tim Harvey

HERBS FOR HEALTH
Parasite Prevention or Control – Chemical vs. Herbal
by Jessica Lynn

HOLISTIC HALL OF FAME
Peggy Cummings: The WHY of Horse Movement (Part 2)
by Dutch Henry

HOOFCARE HIGHLIGHTS
25 Undeniable Problems Caused By Horseshoes
by Gail Snyder

IN ESSENCE
Garlic
by Nayana Morag

IN TRAINING
Personal Program Verses Cookie Cutter System!
by Anna Twinney

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
by Jennie Kramer

LIGHT POWER
A "Lighter" Approach to Parasite Management
by Kay Aubrey-Chimene

MASSAGE
3 Bodywork Tips for a Balanced Horse
by Lisa Carter

PONY EXPRESS
Trailer Wife
by Harold Roy Miller

POST TO POST
If you board your horse, and you're "natural-minded," what kind of struggles do you face?

PROFILES IN PLANTS
Milk Thistle
by Katharine Lark Chrisley, NHC, RMT, Equine Specialist

STABLE ENVIRONMENT
Growing Medicinal Herbs: A Guide for Beginners
by Katharine Lark Chrisley

TOUCH TIPS
The Ol' Man and Equine Touch (ET)    
by Raian Kaiser

TO YOUR HEALTH
There's No Magic Bullet
by Midi Fairgrieve, D.N. Med, D Th. D.

WE'RE LISTENING
Letters from Readers

On the cover:

P.R.E. Andalusian mare "Selene AC" enjoys a frolic at Cedar Creek Farm in Enumclaw, Washington where she lives and is loved by Linda deWilde-Petersen, proprietor. The Andalusian breed originated on the Iberian Peninsula, where their ancestors have lived for thousands of years. You can learn more about the Andalusians of Cedar Creek Farm by visiting the farm's website: www.CedarCreekFarm.net.

Photo: Tamara Gooch.

 

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CONTRIBUTORS:

Mercedes Colburn, PhD, ND.
Midi Fairgrieve, D.N. Med, D Th. D.
Kay Aubrey-Chimene
Jennie Kramer
Raian Kaiser
Nayana Morag
Anna Twinney
Susan Tenney
Katharine Lark Chrisley
Monique Warren
Lisa Carter
Gail Snyder
Harold Roy Miller
Casie Bazay
Dutch Henry
Jessica Lynn
Charlotte Raby
Tim Harvey
Lisa Ross-Williams

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