The feedstuffs you offer your horse pass through a long, windy route from mouth to rectum. Along the way, several factors can affect the ability of a horse to absorb nutrients from the diet, not all of which are disease-related.
How do horses become infected with equine herpesvirus-1, and how can you prevent your horse from getting sick at your next event? Check out these five fast facts to avoid “going viral.”
Researchers identified laminitis cases, then retrospectively traced them back to determine risk factors for the development of the disease.
Recognizing the impact of joint disease in horses, a group of researchers recently took a stab at addressing the age-old problem of alleviating osteoarthritis.
While recent human studies suggest potential health benefits of cinnamon, little controlled research on horses has been conducted. Because of this, there is no clear directive about if and how much cinnamon to give horses and in what form.
The role of stabling and dust particles in various types of barns has been widely studied as a factor in equine asthma. Recently, researchers evaluated air quality and dust particle concentration in indoor riding rings.
A recent review questions traditional views on salt supplementation for horses, suggesting that just a dab will do.
Approximately one in seven horses will be diagnosed with Cushing's Disease, so a working knowledge of signs indicative of the disease is useful, especially if you're handling an aging population of horses.
A new study highlights the potential role of vitamin D in preventing illness. Horses obtain vitamin D from both their diet and the sun, using ultraviolet rays to produce vitamin D in the skin.
An age-old question: can joint supplements really help my horse?
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