Christine King BVSc, MANZCVS (equine), MVetClinStud
Articles by Dr King
Here are some of my past and current publications on animal health, written for owners, trainers, farm/stable managers, and other caretakers. Like me, it's a rather ecclectic mix. I'll be adding to it as time permits, so please ask if there's a particular topic you'd like me to cover.
You are welcome to download, print, and share any of these articles with your friends and family. But if you want to publish them in any way, such as in a newsletter, a magazine, or online, please contact me for article permission, as I have a couple of conditions. (BTW, many of these articles were written for American horse magazines, so please forgive the American spelling... It's a travesty, I know; in time I'll revise them to correct the spelling.)
"To breed or not to breed" — making responsible breeding decisions
Care of the riding horse
Training the young horse — balancing short-term gains and long-range goals
Saddle fit basics — fit and placement from the horse's perspective
Faecal egg counts — why do FECs?
Forage analysis — why test your hay and pasture?
Don't guess; test! — results of my pasture mineral analysis
Beware of cereal hays and chaffs — be careful with oaten, wheaten and barley hay/chaff
'Through the looking-glass' — a bug's-eye view of the equine gut and what it can tell us about feeding horses [book in process]
Hendra antibody tests — guidelines for vets, farm managers, and event organisers [slide show]
Ivermectin and the Hendra virus — lessons from COVID-19
Making do — keeping horses healthy in an imperfect environment
The Tao of hoof care — thoughts on the shoes vs. barefoot debate
Integrative veterinary care — the best of both worlds
'White crows' — studying health to understand disease
Preventing colic in horses [PDF] This 1999 book is currently out of print but the full text is available here.
Adaptogens and EGUS (equine gastric ulcer syndrome)
Adaptogens and the senior dog — on optimizing health and longevity
Humanosis: keeping therapy dogs safe at work [slide show]
The highly sensitive dog (3-part series)