Breeders seeking to produce foals earlier in the year—a common practice in sectors of the industry with January 1 as a universal birthday—use artificial lighting in the winter months to advance the breeding season. One recent study, however, found that doing so may actually be counterproductive because early breeding produces smaller foals.
When the thyroid gland functions poorly, virtually every system in the body suffers, making the thyroid gland a proverbial powerhouse.
Horse owners can implement a few management strategies to keep hooves in tip-top shape.
Provided a horse owner has access to enough hay storage space, it is sometimes more economical to purchase an entire winter supply of hay at one time. Hay producers will often sell hay less expensively when large orders are placed.
One research group recently questioned whether factors such as ambient temperature contribute to alterations in stallion fertility and semen quality observed from season to season.
Can freshly baled hay be fed to horses immediately, or must there be a curing period following baling and before feeding?
A recent trend in human nutrition has been to supplement digestive enzymes in an effort to improve digestion and ease gastrointestinal upset. But, do such supplements work in horses?
According to a recent study, horses fitted with a commercially available resistance band training system experienced improved stability of the spinal column and associated muscles after only four weeks of use.
Many owners of performance horses embrace genetic testing to help choose optimal race distances or determine whether or not a specific horse will have a successful career. Let’s take a quick look at the speed and gait-keeper genes, and consider other ways these tests, and nutritional supplements, could be helpful.
Exuberant granulation tissue (EGT) or proud flesh is an unsightly overgrowth of tissue in a healing wound that poses significant treatment challenges. To help find a solution to this problem, a group of researchers compared the impact of three different topical products on EGT formation.
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