Dr. David Ramey

Dr. David Ramey is a 1983 graduate of the Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to being a full-time equine veterinary practitioner in Encino, California, Dr. Ramey is also an internationally recognized author, lecturer and blogger. Dr. Ramey is a vocal advocate for the application of science to medicine, and—as such—for the welfare of the horse.


Horses and the Holidays

I’ve often thought it was kind of unfair that reindeer get to be so closely associated with the Christmas holidays, instead of horses. When it…

1 month ago

Horse Health

Scratches (etc.)

There’s a problem that crops up pretty regularly when it’s wet outside. I hope that you horse hasn’t had it. It’s called “scratches.” Or mud…

2 months ago

Horse Health

Colic is Not a Disease

I’ve written a few articles about colic—myths, when to go to surgery, and such—and, with all that’s been said, by me, and by many other…

3 months ago

Horse Health

Skinny Horses

For every yin, there is a yang. I wrote an article on fat horses—here’s one on skinny horses. Skinny horses are the flip side of…

4 months ago

Horse Health

On the Value of Horses

When I was a senior in veterinary school, I spent three months working in central Kentucky, in what-was-at-the-time the largest Thoroughbred veterinary practice in the…

5 months ago

Horse Health

“Natural” Dewormers

Sometimes, you may need to deworm your horse. Happily, if you do—and you should find out if you do with a fecal egg count rather…

6 months ago

Horse Health

Help, My Mare’s in Heat

OK. You’re convinced that your mare has behavioral problems because of her heat cycle. (Not sure? Read Part 1 of this series to brush up on…

7 months ago

Horse Health

False Precision

There’s something that you need to be aware of in the horse world. It’s called “false precision.” Precision (true precision) requires that a specific action…

8 months ago

Horse Health

Barefoot Trimming

There’s a curious phenomenon going on in the world. Some people assert that the horse’s hooves must be trimmed in a certain way, and the horse left without…

9 months ago


The Problem at Santa Anita

Recently, the horse racing track at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, CA, was closed after 22 horses died in racing and training-related injuries. A rather…

10 months ago