The Essentials of Horse Health and Soundness

The Basics of What You need to Know to Keep Your Horse Healthy!

Owning a horse can be expensive and quite challenging for many owners. Keeping your horse healthy and sound is not always as easy as we'd like it to be! This can result in moderate frustration, not to mention significant financial investments in some situations.

Do you question vaccines and how to apply them in your horse? How about deworming? Or how to handle a case of colic, why they happen, and what to do in an emergency like a laceration in your horse?

Do you want to learn how to monitor your horse's vital signs, increasing your ability to detect and monitor a problem should it arise?

Stop wondering or worrying! In this FREE course, I hope to relay to you my perceptions as a veterinarian, as to what is and what is not important, what to listen to and what to ignore, and give you the tools to make your own decisions.

Your veterinarian, your farrier, your trainer, or your boarding facility are all there to help you, but don't become completely reliant upon their advice. Arm yourself with knowledge and then the decisions will become easier and the answers more obvious!

Your Instructor

Tom Schell D.V.M, CVCH, CHN
Tom Schell D.V.M, CVCH, CHN

Dr. Tom Schell is a private practicing veterinarian, certified in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Holistic Nutrition. He is a 1995 graduate of The Ohio State University, providing private consultations to horse and pet owners online and in-person to assist with learning and healing. He is also involved with Nouvelle Research, Inc, and the head of the research and development portion of herbal product formula development. Dr. Schell has hundreds of research articles and educational papers posted on his consultation site ( and Nouvelle Research ( He is very passionate about health and alternative medicine with the prime goal of focusing on solutions rather than on the disease or condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Thank you for taking our 'Essentials of Horse Health and Soundness' course. I hope you gained some valuable insight and I encourage you to keep learning. Check out our other courses on equine health, most importantly focusing on the "Introduction to Herbs and Foods in the Horse". This course is our base course for future learning and will serve as a reference for all future courses on equine health and soundness.

Thank you again and my best wishes for your future learning endeavors!

Tom Schell, D.V.M., CVCH, CHN

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