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Each week TheHorse.com polls users about health care problems, concerns, procedures and more. Share your answer in our most-recent poll below or browse through past polls to see what other users have to say about common horse health issues and situations.

Equine Genetic Testing

Have you ever submitted samples to a lab to test your horse’s DNA for information on his color, disease risk, or ancestry?
1/19/2021         View Poll Results

Horse Feeding Advice

Have you ever consulted with an equine nutritionist about your horse’s diet? Tell us why or why not!
1/12/2021         Total Votes: 346         View Poll Results

Horse Related Resolutions for 2021

Do you have any horse-related New Year’s resolutions for 2021? If so, tell us about them!
1/5/2021          Total Votes: 175         View Poll Results

Winter Horse Hoof Care

If your horses are shod, do you pull their shoes during the winter months?
12/29/2020          Total Votes: 723         View Poll Results

A Horsey Holiday

Do you include your horses in your holiday festivities?
12/22/2020          Total Votes: 292         View Poll Results

Sweet Treats

Does your horse like peppermint candies?
12/15/2020          Total Votes: 779         View Poll Results

Festive Barn Decorating

Do you decorate your barn or your horse’s stall for the holiday season?
12/8/2020          Total Votes: 400         View Poll Results

Snowbirds With Horses

Do you travel with your horse to another state or area that’s warmer for the winter?
12/1/2020          Total Votes: 320         View Poll Results

Horse Keeping Expenses

What was your biggest horse keeping expense this year?
11/24/2020          Total Votes: 559         View Poll Results

Winter Water Options for Horses

How do you plan on keeping your horse’s water thawed this winter?
11/17/2020          Total Votes: 402         View Poll Results

Washing Horse Blankets

Who launders your horse blankets?
11/10/2020          Votes: 512         View Poll Results

Nutritional Supplement Knowledge

Where do you primarily get information about feeding your horse nutritional supplements?
11/3/2020          Total Votes: 326         View Poll Results

Automatic Feeders

Have you ever used an automatic feeder for your horse?
10/27/2020         Total Votes: 510         View Poll Results

Expanding Your Horse Health Knowledge

Which equine disease or condition would you be most interested in learning about?
10/20/2020         Total Votes: 476         View Poll Results

Stall Time

How much time does your horse spend in a stall each day?
10/13/2020          Total Votes: 974         View Poll Results

The Next Generation

If you have children, do they also enjoy riding horses?
10/6/2020         Total Votes: 305         View Poll Results

Retired Racehorses

Have you ever owned a retired racehorse?
9/29/2020         Total Votes: 733         View Poll Results

Rabies Vaccination

Have you vaccinated your horse against rabies this year?
9/22/2020        Total Votes: 515         View Poll Results

Horse Hay Sources

Where do you primarily purchase your horse’s hay?
9/15/2020          Total Votes: 656         View Poll Results

Equine Memberships

Do you currently belong to any horse-related clubs, associations, teams, or organizations? Tell us about them in the comments!
9/8/2020          Total Votes: 296         View Poll Results

Liability Waiver

Do you require people to sign a liability waiver before they interact with or ride your horse?
9/1/2020         Total Votes: 313         View Poll Results

Stall Comfort

What type of cushioning do you use on your stall floors?
8/25/2020        Total Votes: 599         View Poll Results

Cleaning Feed and Water Buckets

How often do you clean your horses’ feed and water buckets?
8/18/2020         Total Votes: 647         View Poll Results

Fly Control Methods

How do you manage flying insect populations near your horse?
8/11/2020          Total Votes: 359         View Poll Results

Emergency Drills

Have you ever tried an emergency evacuation drill with your horses in case of fire or other natural disaster?
8/4/2020      Total Votes: 284         View Poll Results

Horse Show Season

Do you actively participate in competitions with your horse?
7/28/2020         Total Votes: 434             View Poll Results

Diagnosis: Lyme Disease

Have you ever had a horse diagnosed with Lyme disease?
7/21/2020             View Poll Results


Do you give your horse electrolytes?
7/14/2020       Total Votes: 403          View Poll Results

How Do You Engage With The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care?

How do you most often connect and engage with The Horse and TheHorse.com content?
7/7/2020         Total Votes: 326         View Poll Results

Electric Fencing

Do you use an electric fence to contain your horse?
6/30/2020          Total Votes: 814          View Poll Results

Sun-Sensitive Horses

Does your horse sunburn easily?
6/23/2020          Total Votes: 406         View Poll Results

Equine Referral Hospitals

Have you ever taken a horse to a university referral hospital for diagnosis or treatment? If yes, tell us why in the comments.
6/16/2020.         Total Votes: 303          View Poll Results

Respiratory Infections

How many times in the last year has your horse had a respiratory infection?
6/9/2020.         97 total votes          View Poll Results


How many times a year do you trailer your horse for long distances (more than 8 hours)?
6/2/2020          Total Votes: 567          View Poll Results

Equine Veterinary Care

When it comes to your horses’ veterinarian, which statement is most true?
5/26/2020          Total Votes: 658          View Poll Results

Keeping Horses Hydrated

How do you provide water to your horses?
5/19/2020          Total Votes: 682          View Poll Results

Horse Care During COVID-19

What best describes your interaction with your horses’ veterinarian during the COVID-19 pandemic?
5/12/2020          Total Votes: 397          View Poll Results

IV Injections

Do you give your horse intravenous (IV) injections yourself?
5/5/2020          Total Votes: 557          View Poll Results

Feeding Alfalfa

Do you feed your horse alfalfa in any form (pellets, cubes, hay, etc.)?
4/28/2020          Total Votes: 1,104          View Poll Results

Administering Vaccines

Who gives your horse his/her vaccines?
4/21/2020          Total Votes: 887          View Poll Results

Grazing Muzzle Use

Do you use a grazing muzzle to help restrict your horse’s grass intake?
4/14/2020          Total Votes: 652          View Poll Results

Fly Masks

Does your horse wear a fly mask?
4/7/2020          Total Votes: 945          View Poll Results

Loose Shoes

Have you ever had to pull a loose shoe off your horse?
3/31/2020          Total Votes: 999          View Poll Results

Equine Osteoarthritis and DJD Concerns

If you own a horse with osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease, what is your primary concern?
3/24/2020          Total Votes: 420          View Poll Results

Horse Hoof Self-Care

Have you ever tried trimming your horse’s feet yourself?
3/17/2020          Total Votes: 764        View Poll Results

Horse Hoof Protection

Which of the following have you used to protect and support your horse’s hooves?
3/10/2020          Total Votes: 418       View Poll Results

Equine Insurance

Do you have an equine insurance policy on your horse?
3/3/2020          Total Votes: 455        View Poll Results

Hay Feeders for Horses

What type of hay feeder do you typically use for your horse?
2/25/2020          Total Votes: 1,199        View Poll Results

Treating Equine Osteoarthritis and Degenerative Joint Disease

Which of the following would be most important when selecting a product for your horse’s osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease?
2/18/2020          Total Votes: 321        View Poll Results

Keeping Horses Calm

Have you ever given your horse a calming supplement or product?
2/11/2020          Total Votes: 607       View Poll Results

Aging Equines

How old is the oldest horse that you currently own or manage?
2/4/2020          Total Votes: 1,664        View Poll Results

Stocking Up On Horse Supplies

When do you typically buy or restock your horse supplies (tack, grooming tools, medications, etc.)?
1/28/2020          Total Votes: 554        View Poll Results

Time to Weigh In

Do you monitor your horse’s weight regularly?
1/21/2020          Total Votes: 465        View Poll Results

Horse Halter Preferences

What kind of halter do you use for your horse?
1/14/2020          Total Votes: 1103       View Poll Results

Managing Equine Osteoarthritis

Primarily, what does your veterinarian recommend for managing your horse’s osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease?
1/07/2020          Total Votes: 186        View Poll Results

Winter Sweat

How do you deal with a sweaty horse post-ride on a cold day?
12/30/2019          Total Votes: 727        View Poll Results

Trailering Troubles?

Will your horse easily load into the trailer?
12/23/2019          Total Votes: 708        View Poll Results

Naughty or Nice?

Is your horse getting a gift for Christmas?
12/17/2019          Total Votes: 192        View Poll Results

Packing on the Pounds

Do you have trouble keeping weight on your horse?
12/10/2019          Total Votes: 428        View Poll Results

OA and Joint Disease: What’s Your Experience?

Have you owned or managed a horse diagnosed with osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease?
12/3/2019          Total Votes: 334        View Poll Results

Black Friday Horse Deals

Do you plan to take advantage of Black Friday deals at your favorite horse tack and supply stores?
11/26/2019          Total Votes: 279        View Poll Results

Clipping Horses With Sedation

If you clip or trim your horse in winter, do you sedate him/her?
11/19/2019          Total Votes: 810        View Poll Results

Frozen Water Prevention

How do you ensure your horse’s water doesn’t freeze during the winter?
11/12/2019          Total Votes: 761       View Poll Results

Winter Hay Supply

Have you started stocking up on your horses’ winter hay supply?
11/5/2019          Total Votes: 451        View Poll Results

Who Clips Your Horse?

If you clip your horse(s) in winter, who does the heavy lifting?
10/29/2019          Total Votes: 596        View Poll Results

Body Clipping for Winter

Do you clip your performance horse during winter??
10/22/2019          Total Votes: 434        View Poll Results

Horse Blanketing Decisions

How do you make decisions about what sheet or blanket to use during winter?
10/15/2019          Total Votes: 710        View Poll Results

Testing Horses for PPID

Have you recently tested your horse for PPID?
10/8/2019          Total Votes: 322        View Poll Results

Probiotics for Horses

Do you give your horse probiotics, and if so, what for?
10/1/2019          Total Votes: 438        View Poll Results

Keeping Older Horses Agile

Do you give your adult or senior horse a joint supplement?
9/24/2019          Total Votes: 595        View Poll Results

Helmet Safety

How often do you wear a helmet while riding your horse?
9/17/2019          Total Votes: 737        View Poll Results

Lathering on the Liniment

Do you use liniments on your horse to help with sore muscles?
9/10/2019          Total Votes: 306        View Poll Results

Bath Time

How often do you give your horse a bath?
9/3/2019           618 votes       View Poll Results

Lyme Disease Concerns

Are you concerned about Lyme disease and your horse?
8/27/2019          302 votes        View Poll Results

Signs of EMS

Does your horse show any of these possible signs of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS)?
8/20/2019          Total Votes 227        View Poll Results

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

Do you add vitamin and/or mineral supplements to your horse’s feed?
8/13/2019          Total Votes: 397        View Poll Results

Shock Wave Treatment

What have you used shock wave therapy to treat on your horse?
8/6/2019           Total Votes: 102       View Poll Results

Turn on the AC!

Does your horse have a fan in his stall or barn?
7/30/2019          Total Votes: 586        View Poll Results

Frayed Fly Masks

How often do you have to buy a fly mask for your horse?
7/23/2019           Total Votes: 477        View Poll Results

Protecting Horses From Flies

When do you apply fly spray to your horse?
7/16/2019          Total Votes: 462        View Poll Results

Signs of Equine Gastric Ulcers

Does your horse show any of the following signs possibly associated with gastric ulcers?
7/9/2019           Total Votes: 68        View Poll Results

4th of July Sedation

Have you ever sedated a horse to keep it safe during 4th of July fireworks?
7/2/2019          Total Votes: 512        View Poll Results

Grooming, Good or Bad?

How much does your horse enjoy being groomed?
6/25/2019           Total Votes: 465        View Poll Results

Sheath Cleaning

Who cleans your gelding or stallion’s sheath?
6/18/2019           Total Votes: 811       View Poll Results

Horsey Vacations

Have you ever taken a horse-centered vacation?
6/11/2019           Total Votes: 307        View Poll Results

Equine Leg Protection

Does your horse wear boots or leg protection every time you ride?
6/4/2019           Total Votes: 652        View Poll Results

Stinky Feet

Does your horse have trouble with thrush during the wet, spring weather?
5/28/2019          Total Votes: 402        View Poll Results

Clicker Training for Horses

Have you ever tried clicker training with your horse?
5/21/2019          Total Votes: 428        View Poll Results

Smelly Horse Barns

Do your barn smell like urine or ammonia?
5/14/2019           Total Votes: 499        View Poll Results

Soaking and Steaming Horse Hay

Do you soak or steam your horse’s hay?
5/7/2019           Total Votes: 671        View Poll Results

EPM Treatment

Are you currently treating a horse for EPM?
4/30/2019           Total Votes: 397        View Poll Results

Horse Trailer Preferences

What kind of trailer do you and your horse prefer?
4/23/2019           Total Votes: 595        View Poll Results

West Nile Virus Prevention

Have you vaccinated your horse against West Nile virus yet this year?
4/16/2019           Total Votes: 647        View Poll Results

Navicular Diagnosis

Has your horse been diagnosed with navicular syndrome?
4/9/2019          Total Votes: 477        View Poll Results

My Horse’s Chef

When it comes to feeding your horse, which is the most true for you?
4/2/2019           Total Votes: 501        View Poll Results

Horse Farm Tractor

Do you know what leptospirosis is?
3/26/2019           Total Votes: 659        View Poll Results


Do you know what leptospirosis is?
3/19/2019          Total Votes: 330        View Poll Results

Saddle Fitting Support

Have you ever hired a professional saddle fitter to ensure your horse’s saddle fits?
3/12/2019           Total Votes: 636        View Poll Results

Mud Management on Horse Facilities

What strategy do you rely on the most to reduce mud in high-traffic areas on your horse farm?
3/5/2019          Total Votes: 315         View Poll Results

Selecting Horse Feed

How do you select your horse’s concentrate or complete feed (other than forage)?
2/26/2019           Total Votes: 592         View Poll Results

Managing Moody Mares

Do you use altrenogest (Regu-Mate) to manage your mare’s cycle?
2/19/2019           Total Votes: 381         View Poll Results

Hardy Hooves

When needed, how do you protect your horse’s feet from bruising and soreness?
2/12/2019          Total Votes: 534          View Poll Results

Recognized Equine Competitions

Have you ever competed at a show recognized by a discipline or breed association?
2/5/2019          Total Votes: 460          View Poll Results

Forms of Forage for Horses

What form of hay do you feed your horse?
1/29/2019          Total Votes: 832          View Poll Results

MRI for Diagnosis

Has your horse ever had an MRI?
1/22/2019          Total Votes: 435          View Poll Results

Double Blanketing

Do you ever double blanket your horse to keep him warm?
1/15/2019          Total Votes: 1,116         View Poll Results

Night Check

Do you do a final check of your horses each night before going to bed? 
1/8/19         Total Votes: 819         View Poll Results

New Year’s Resolutions from the Horse’s Perspective

What should your horse’s New Year’s resolution be for 2019?
12/18/2018          Total Votes: 379          View Poll Results

Horseplay at the Water Trough

Does your horse try to play with his water trough heater?
12/11/2018          Total Votes: 382          View Poll Results

Is Your Tack Squeaky Clean?

Do you clean your tack after every use?
12/4/2018           Total Votes: 677          View Poll Results

Under Quarantine

Has your horse or facility ever been placed under quarantine because of an infectious disease?
11/27/2018          Total Votes: 532            View Poll Results

Free-Feeding Hay to Horses

Does your horse have access to hay at all times?
11/20/2018         Total Votes: 714           View Poll Results

Monitoring Horses’ Vital Signs

How often do you take your horse’s TPR (temperature, pulse, and respiration)?
11/13/2018          Total Votes: 724          View Poll Results

Treating Navicular Syndrome

If you own a horse with navicular syndrome, has your veterinarian included bisphosphonates in your horse’s treatment?
11/6/2018          Total Votes: 337          View Poll Results

Horse Barn Upgrade

If you had an unlimited budget and could pick only one thing to renovate in your horse barn, what would it be?
10/30/2018          Total Votes: 621       View Poll Results

Protecting Horses From West Nile Virus

Do you vaccinate your horse against West Nile virus?
10/23/2018          Total Votes: 786      View Poll Results

Winter Horse Housing

Do you have a barn to keep your horse in during winter?
10/16/2018          Total Votes: 746      View Poll Results

Fall Vaccines

Has your horse received his fall booster vaccines this year?
10/9/2018          Total Votes: 383      View Poll Results

Buddy Sour Behavior

Does your horse act buddy sour (not wanting to leave the other horses)> 
10/2/2018          Total Votes: 687           View Poll Results

Coggin’s-Free Confirmation

Do you have a veterinarian take a blood sample from your horse each year for a Coggin’s test to confirm he doesn’t have equine infectious anemia (EIA)? 
9/25/2018        Total Votes: 912            View Poll Results 

Traveling Off the Farm

How often does your horse travel and come into contact with other horses outside of your farm or property?
9/18/2018         Total Votes: 708          View Poll Results

Hungry Horses

How do you describe your horse’s appetite? 
9/11/2018          Total Votes: 372         View Poll Results

Horse Fence Maintenance

When it comes to fence building and fixing, do you…
9/4/2018          Total Votes: 393          View Poll Results

Trailer Tire Blowouts

Have you ever experienced a tire blowout on your horse trailer?
8/28/2018          Total Votes: 548          View Poll Results

Emergency Water Sources for Horses

Do you have an emergency water source for your horse if your power goes out?
8/21/2018         Total Votes: 419           View Poll Results

Protecting Horse From Botulism

Do you vaccinate your horse against botulism?
8/14/2018          Total Votes: 439          View Poll Results

Where’s the Fly Spray?

How often do you apply insect spray to your horses during the summer months? 
8/7/2018         Total Votes: 846           View Poll Results

Equine Foot Frustrations

What’s the most frustrating equine hoof condition you’ve had to manage?
7/31/2018          Total Votes: 772           View Poll Results

Protecting Horses From Strangles

Do you vaccinate your horse against strangles?
7/24/2018          Total Votes: 667         View Poll Results

Trying a New Discipline

What equine discipline featured in the World Equestrian Games would you be most interested in trying?
7/17/2018          Total Votes: 518          View Poll Results

Keeping Cool With Fans

Do you use fans in your horse’s barn or stable?
7/10/2018         Total Votes: 642           View Poll Results

Don’t Sweat It

Have you owned or managed a horse with anhidrosis (the inability to sweat)?
6/27/18         Total Votes: 91          View Poll Results

Electrolytes for Horses

Do you ever give your horse electrolytes?
6/26/2018          Total Votes: 674         View Poll Results

Buying a Saddle

Where did you buy your last saddle?
6/19/2018          Total Votes: 469          View Poll Results

Smooth Moves

What is your horse’s best gait? 
6/12/2018         Total Votes: 302          View Poll Results

Selenium Deficiency in Horses

Have you ever had your horse tested for selenium deficiency?
6/5/2018          Total Votes: 341          View Poll Results

Leasing a Horse

Have you ever leased a horse?
5/29/2018         Total Votes: 505          View Poll Results

Grazing Muzzles

Do you use a grazing muzzle to help restrict your horse’s grass intake?
5/22/18         Total Votes: 441         View Poll Results

Lyme Disease

Are you concerned about tick control and protecting your horse from lyme disease this year?
5/15/18         Total Votes: 389         View Poll Results 

Insect Control on Horse Farms

What is the primary insect-control method used on your horse property?
5/8/2018         Total Votes: 404          View Poll Results

Wildfire Concerns

Are you concerned about keeping your horses and/or property safe from wildfire? 
5/1/2018          Total Votes: 348         View Poll Results

Mud Management on Horse Farms

Are you currently battling mud on your horse property?
4/24/2018         Total Votes: 452       View Poll Results

Equine Fecal Egg Count Tests

Do you use fecal egg counts as part of your horse’s deworming program?
4/17/18          Total Votes: 524         View Poll Results

Shedding Struggles

Does your horse have trouble shedding his winter coat?
4/10/2018          Total Votes: 412          View Poll Results

Equine Colic Outcomes

Have you ever lost a horse to colic?
4/3/2018          Total Votes: 821         View Poll Results

I Love Long-Ears

Have you owned a mule or donkey?
3/28/2018          Total Votes: 407         View Poll Results

Horses with PSSM

Have you owned or managed a horse with polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM)?
3/19/18          Total Votes: 39          View Poll Results

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