Horses maintained primarily outdoors generally have healthier airways and a lower incidence of asthma than those kept predominantly in stables. When faced with stabling, what bedding best minimizes damage to respiratory tissues?
Should I feed omega-3s to my "heavey" pony every day or only when she's having a flare-up?
Inhaled corticosteroid anti-inflammatory drugs such as fluticasone and β2-agonists help horses during asthmatic flare-ups. According to a recent study, not only do these medications help with asthma, they also help reverse the detrimental changes in the actual structure of the airways.
My aged mare has Cushing's and a longstanding problem with loose manure. What can I do for her?
One recent study further explored the benefits of acupuncture for this leading cause of pain and loss of life in horses.
According to a recent study, measuring serum amyloid A values in blood can help diagnose joint infections so early treatment may improve outcomes.
While not considered a core vaccine by the American Association of Equine Practitioners, vaccination against leptospirosis could benefit many horses, and omega-3 fatty acids can help a horse’s immune system respond maximally to such a vaccine.
Equine researchers recently suggested that blindfolding horses can be an equally powerful tool for veterinarians when differentiating between lameness and neurological diseases resulting in abnormal gaits.
According to a recent study on equine allergies, some horses maintained on pasture can develop an allergy to airborne environmental allergens.
Can thyroid enlargement contribute to weight loss in aged horses?
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