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1214 North Poes Rd
Flint Hill, VA 22627

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Fall Grazing Webinar: How to Avoid the Dangers

Spring grazing might get all the attention,  but that doesn’t mean we’re in the clear the rest of the year– particularly in the Fall. “While grass tends to be lower in fructans and starch during the summer heat, the situation changes as the nighttime temperatures dip in the fall,” Dr. Joyce Harman.  “Laminitis is a […]


Fall Grazing: Do It Safely

Spring grazing gets all the buzz. But, did you know that fall grass can be just as dangerous as its springtime counterpart? “While grass tends to be lower in fructans and starch during the summer heat, the situation changes as the nighttime temperatures dip in the fall,” said internationally known integrative veterinarian Dr. Joyce Harman, owner […]


Ask Dr. Harman: Complementary Treatment for Snake Bites

Question: What do you use for rattlesnake bites? I was reading in Pat Coleby’s book Natural Horse Care that vitamin C injected intramuscular on both sides of the neck works. Is this true? Can you give me more details on exactly how much and how often you need to do an injection? Should you keep a […]


The American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine Needs YOUR Help!

I am on the board of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine.  (see: www.acvbm.org). Our mission is to assist in training veterinarians more comprehensively in veterinary herbal medicine, to expand their herbal knowledge and experience, and to help them evolve through a process that would lead to an advanced degree (similar to a “Master’s” degree) […]


ALL Harmany Muzzles Now Come Pre-Molded!

You asked, we listened! All Harmany Muzzles now come pre-molded. Now you can get the only breathable, customizable grazing muzzle pre-molded for your horse. All you have to do is make spot adjustments to customize it to your horse’s head shape. Roman nose? Big chin? Wide cheeks? No problem! Just use hot water or a […]


Ask Dr. Harman: Holistic treatment for ulcers

Q. What complementary medicine/modality do you recommend for gastric ulcers? A. There are many possible treatments for ulcers, however, it is important to try to prevent a recurrence, not just treat what is there. If the horse came from a stressful environment, and is now in a good place, treatment with some natural compounds may […]


Feeding Hay

Hay is one of the most important sources of roughage for horses during the winter months and in some places all year long depending on the availability of fresh grass. The digestion of roughage keeps horses warm and you may notice that they eat significantly more on a cold night than they do on a […]


What is homeopathy, can it benefit my horse?

Homeopathic medicine has been practiced around the world for about two hundred years; it is presently receiving more recognition because of its non-invasive but effective powers of healing. Veterinarians are becoming interested in homeopathy as an alternative to conventional drugs, especially in some of the chronic problems horses have. Horse owners are interested because homeopathy […]


Ask Dr. Harman: Clipping whiskers, yes or no?

Q: My 5-year-old gelding, who I compete in hunters, won’t let me clip his whiskers or under his jaw even when twitched or sedated. (He rears up and strikes out when I try.) I don’t think he’s afraid of the horse clippers themselves because I can clip other parts of his body, and having the clippers […]


Ask Dr. Harman: Are Treeless Saddles the Same as Bareback?

Question: “I really like the contact and feel of riding bareback, and I think it helps me stay in rhythm with my horse. However, my balance isn’t quite there above the walk so it can be difficult to relax. Are treeless saddles a good alternative to bareback riding?” Dr. Harman: “If you’re not comfortable enough […]


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