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?
In addition to stereotypical changes in hair coat, such as overgrowth or hirsutism, and poor hoof quality and laminitis, many horses with Cushing's have an increased risk of developing skin infections.
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