Dr. Christine King
Ph: (336) 608.8552
On this page are links to free downloadable articles on horse health written by Dr. Christine King for various horse magazines. You are welcome to read, download, and print them for your own use.
As already mentioned, each article is copyrighted, so if you want to use any of these papers in any sort of publication (web site, printed media, etc.), then please contact me for permission and guidelines for reuse.
Except for the feature articles, most are PDF files, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open them. (Acrobat Reader is a free download from Adobe.)
Ginsengs and other adaptogens may help with viral infections NEW!
The trouble with fat: some thoughts on equine metabolic syndrome
Adaptogens and the working dog - on performance, injury, and career longevity
Adaptogens and the senior dog - on optimizing health and longevity
Feeding horses on a tight budget - on economising without compromising
Feeding dogs: Eat simply, live well - on feeding a great, nature-inspired diet
Trimming & shoeing for comfort, performance, and injury prevention
Feeding and Digestive Health
Healthy eating, part I (140 KB)
Healthy eating, part II (130 KB)
Loose stool (76 KB)
Care of the horse's back (104 KB)
Diagnosing lameness: a tool or two you might not have considered
Do horses get fibromyalgia? (165 KB)
The Tao of Hoof Care - some thoughts on the shoes vs barefoot debate
Saddle fit basics - fit and placement from the horse's perspective
Training the young horse (430 KB)
Movement as therapy (64 KB)
Breeding and Mare/Foal Health
Bacteria and foal health (112 KB)
Feeding your pregnant mare (225 KB)
Infertility in older mares (124 KB)
Specific Health Issues
Nasal congestion (60 KB)
Neurologic herpes (128 KB)
Fly control (72 KB)
Health status (68 KB)
The Tao of Vaccination - some thoughts on the vaccine debate
West Nile virus in western Washington
White crows - studying health to understand disease
Winter health - why do we get sick in the winter months?
All content: Copyright Christine M. King, 2005-2011. Please contact me for permission & guidelines for reuse of any content.