Considering that many diagnostic tools used to identify a neurological condition in horses are either invasive or costly, one group of researchers found a better option: phosphorylated neurofilament H.
Horses with abdominal pain, usually referred to as colic, often display signs of distress. Like humans, though, some horses have a higher threshold for pain than others, and signs vary from horse to horse. Noticing subtle behavioral changes associated with colic will give caretakers the upper hand in overcoming colic.
Researchers recently identified a specific type of protein called glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide as a potential therapeutic target for horses with insulin dysregulation.
Equine metabolic syndrome refers to a set of factors, including obesity, insulin resistance, and a tendency toward laminitis. Horse owners that recognize these signs early may stave off the effects of the disease.
Are you planning on helping your horse age gracefully? Then you need to know about some important changes that a horse’s musculoskeletal system undergoes during its golden years.
While you may think that there is only one “type” of small strongyles, or cyathostomins, a recent study* indicated that there are actually 50 different species capable of infecting horses. Three major classes of dewormers for horses currently exist, and cyathostomins affecting horses have already developed resistance to two of the three.
How can I nutritionally support my horse that is being treated for Lyme disease?
Supplementing allergic horses with omega-3 fatty acids that contain DHA and EPA, can provide relief from various allergens.
New evidence shows that travel can have an impact on the equine microbiome, the microbial population of the hindgut critical for proper digestion, immune function, and nutrient and energy production.
Not all ticks are capable of transmitting Lyme disease to you or your horses. But why wait and see if those tick-ing time bombs are the “right” kind? Consider these four methods of protecting your horse against tick-borne diseases.
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