Volume 18 Issue 3

Volume 18 Issue 3

Meike is a 12 year old Friesian stallion that lives in a bachelor herd of three, known as The Forest Boyz, in Northern California. Unfortunately, Meike tested positive for the West Nile virus in September of 2015. It was very scary for us, but thankfully, with the help and resources available through Natural Horse Magazine, and the benefits of living a natural lifestyle, he had a full recovery and continues to thrive.

Founder Fodder: High Risk Weeds

Founder Fodder: High Risk Weeds

by Kathryn Watts

Natural Ulcer Relief for Horses

Natural Ulcer Relief for Horses

by Madalyn Ward, DVM

Raising a Naturally Balanced Foal

Raising a Naturally Balanced Foal

by Lisa Ross-Willams

Allergic Skin Reactions: A Nutritional Approach

Allergic Skin Reactions: A Nutritional Approach

by Patti Woodbury Kuvik

Volume 18 Issue 3

Articles In this Issue:

SPECIAL FEATURE
Founder Fodder: High Risk Weeds
by Kathryn Watts

Founder, or laminitis, is a potentially fatal condition characterized by inflammation of the laminae of the horse's hoof. In the case of grass founder, the inflammation is often associated with the consumption of sugar-rich vegetation. Read on to find out why the commonly accepted approach of minimizing your horse's exposure to lush spring pasture may not be enough to protect him from this debilitating condition.

HEALING HINTS
Natural Ulcer Relief for Horses
by Madalyn Ward, DVM

Intestinal ulcers are an unfortunate fact of life for many performance horses. Because ulcers can be so uncomfortable for horses, the temptation for their caregivers is to reach for the product that will offer the quickest relief, usually in the form of conventional drugs. In this piece, Madalyn Ward, DVM, describes natural alternatives that will provide your horse with the help he needs.

FEATURE ARTICLE
Raising a Naturally Balanced Foal
by Lisa Ross-Williams

Raising babies into happy, healthy adults is an amazing experience. However, with the enjoyment comes the responsibility to do whatever is necessary to prevent physical or emotional problems. But, by applying some basic foal care concepts, those needless problems can be eliminated and your foal can lead a long and healthy life. Follow along as Editor-In-Chief Lisa Ross-Williams describes steps you can take to raise a naturally balanced foal.

FEED FACTS
Allergic Skin Reactions: A Nutritional Approach
by Patti Woodbury Kuvik

Once an inflammatory cascade is started it seems more and more things will act as triggers until our horse is in a bubble of inflammation—with many systems affected. What we need to accomplish is to support the immune system so it can effectively deal with future triggers. Now, Patti Woodbury Kuvik explains how you can support your horse's immune system with a forage-based, mineral-balanced diet that provides antioxidant support while eliminating some obvious things that may provoke inflammation.

ASK THE EXPERT
How do I communicate with animals when I'm exhausted?
by Nancy Windheart

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

CASE HISTORY
Sunny's Story: A Cure for Cushing's
by Louisa Barton

ECOLOGY MATTERS
Something in the Air
by Jennie Kramer

EQUISSENTIALS
Hydration is More Than a Drop in the Bucket
by Lisa Ross-Williams

HOLISTIC HALL OF FAME
Serving the Horses who Serve Houston, with Officer Gregory Sokoloski
by Dutch Henry

IN ESSENCE
Angelica Root
by Nayana Morag

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
by Jennie Kramer

LIGHT POWER
Shining a LIGHT on Allergies
by Kay Aubrey-Chimene

PONY EXPRESS
What (Ranch) Women Want
by Harold Roy Miller

POST TO POST
Has your horse ever had allergies? If so, did you treat using a conventional approach or alternative therapies? What did you use?

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

STABLE ENVIRONMENT
Herb Gardens to Attract Beneficial Insects
By Katharine Lark Chrisley, NHC, RMT

TO YOUR HEALTH
The A, B, C's of Allergies
by Dr. David Ackerman, DO

WE'RE LISTENING
Letters from Readers

WILD HORSES
Desert Wild: The Search for the Last of the Wild Burros
by Ginger Kathrens

On the cover:

Meike is a 12 year old Friesian stallion that lives in a bachelor herd of three, known as The Forest Boyz, in Northern California. Unfortunately, Meike tested positive for the West Nile virus in September of 2015. It was very scary for us, but thankfully, with the help and resources available through Natural Horse Magazine, and the benefits of living a natural lifestyle, he had a full recovery and continues to thrive.

Photo: Laura Zugzda;
The Forest Boyz

 

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CONTRIBUTORS:

Madalyn Ward, DVM
Dr. David Ackerman, DO
Kay Aubrey-Chimene
Kathryn Watts
Ginger Kathrens
Jennie Kramer
Nayana Morag
Louisa Barton
Katharine Lark Chrisley
Harold Roy Miller
Patti Woodbury Kuvik
Dutch Henry
Charlotte Raby
Nancy Windheart
Lisa Ross-Williams

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