According to a recent study, lameness in horses can be extremely difficult to identify, with gait asymmetries in nearly 75% of horses deemed sound by their owners.
The microbiota, or population of beneficial microorganisms such as bacteria and protozoa, plays a major role in the proper function of the immune system and will serve to protect the foal from harmful pathogens as it matures.
Every year, hundreds of horses die from illnesses that could have been prevented through vaccination. Saddened and frustrated by the needless loss of horse lives, one group of researchers created a survey to find out what’s stopping owners from vaccinating against preventable diseases.
According to a group of researchers, affixing global positioning system (GPS) units to halters of horses and tracking their movement generates important information for managing herds of all shapes, sizes, and compositions.
According to the researchers, many owners are clipping and blanketing without understanding the benefits and potential detriments of these traditional practices, which ultimately could be harmful to their horses.
For the fourth consecutive year, fatal injuries to Thoroughbred racehorse declined in 2016 in all three primary areas of study—track surface, racehorse age, and race distance—according to the Equine Injury Database, a safety initiative of The Jockey Club.
How early can I wean my fast-growing colt?
Whether the destination is local or far away, a few nutritional tips will ensure your horse is ready to travel.
To better appreciate how oxygen is both vital and dangerous to a horse’s body and the role antioxidants play in combating “oxidative stress,” take this short, 10-point crash course on understanding antioxidants.
Even though horse owners may have set tulip and daffodil bulbs in gardens and beds far away from paddocks, many critters can unearth them and transport them to grazing areas. Inquisitive horses might ingest those toxin-containing bulbs with dire consequences.
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