Though they generally seek out nutritious, palatable plants, horses are inquisitive and will sample an array of vegetation if available, some of which is less than wholesome and maybe toxic.
Allergy treatments for horses vary depending on the underlying cause, severity, and owner preference. A group of researchers recently tested a more novel method of reducing allergic sensitivity.
The feasibility of sonoelastography in horses was recently demonstrated in a small study of racing Thoroughbreds with naturally occurring tendon injuries.
Horse owners know that certain horses and ponies have an increased risk of developing insulin-glucose abnormalities that contribute to equine metabolic syndrome. Other factors influencing metabolic abnormalities, especially events occurring early in a horse’s life, remain unclear.
After reviewing the medical records of more than 400 horses treated with prednisolone, researchers concluded the glucocorticoid's bad rap as a trigger of laminitis is likely unfounded.
While hoof growth may continue at a relatively constant rate through downturns in nutrition, the quality of hoof that erupts during these periods may be severely diminished.
Health and fitness aficionados encourage daily consumption of almonds, and some even refer to the treat as the world’s healthiest food. Could almonds be the next “superfood” for your horse?
Is your broodmare ready for foaling, nursing, and rebreeding? If you’re unsure, consider this eight-point checklist.
Warmbloods are rarely diagnosed with Type 1 PSSM, but when they are, the clinical signs of tying-up are similar to non-Warmblood horses. Warmbloods with Type 2 PSSM are less likely to tie-up and more likely to have an abnormal gait.
Contrary to popular belief, horses never consume sufficient snow to satisfy water requirements.
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