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.
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.
According to a new study, a simple test that measures matrix metalloproteinases could help horses with recurrent airway obstruction.
Classic signs of Cushing's disease include a poor coat, recurrent laminitis, lethargy, abnormal fat deposits, and increased thirst and urination. Moreover, the effects of Cushing’s may extend to the eyes.
According to researchers, polyacrylamide hydrogel—a nontoxic, nondegradable synthetic—supports cellular growth and augments tissues via water exchange and has potential to help manage crippling pain caused by osteoarthritis.
Can alfalfa and soy-based ingredients cause dermatitis and cellulitis?
Stem cells have become, over the past several years, somewhat of a magic elixir for horses suffering from musculoskeletal injuries. But what if that horse’s stem cells aren’t what they should be, as in horses with equine metabolic syndrome?
Some veterinarians recommend the use of vitamin E for horses diagnosed with neurological problems such as Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalopathy.
As succinctly described in a recent article, what is known is that osteochondrosis is multifactorial, involving nutrition, conformation, body size, trauma, and genetics.
My laminitic aged gelding needs to gain weight. What can I do?
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