According to a recent study, osteoarthritis observed in older horses actually appears to start in young horses early in life, often during training.
A recent review on equine herpesvirus infections discussed the pros and cons of using antiviral medications in horses.
Horses in their mid-teens and older are more likely to die of gastrointestinal disease than any other cause, according to a report from researchers.
My older gelding has problems with starches and sugars in his diet, as evidenced by some laminitis and gut issues. He gets only grass hay and a balancer pellet. Is there anything else I can do for him in the spring to avoid problems?
Veterinary researchers devoted to laminitis research know well the effects of the disease, which explains their interest in developing new ways to study laminitis, especially supporting limb laminitis, to ultimately improve treatment options and survival rates.
Improve your understanding of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, and learn how to feed horses to minimize the chance of infection.
When exposed to equine herpesvirus-1, some horses suffer abortions or a neurological condition called equine herpesvirus-associated myeloencephalopathy. Due to the devastating consequences associated with EHM, researchers are focusing on how exactly the virus harms the central nervous system.
To determine if common diagnostic tests are related to lung function, researchers studied a group of sedentary, asymptomatic horses.
Along with other electrolytes such as sodium and calcium, potassium plays an important role in normal muscle contraction and relaxation. However, when potassium concentration in the bloodstream gets too high, a condition known as hyperkalemia, it can be life-threatening.
If you think that a horse with laminitis is bad news, consider a heavily pregnant mare suffering from the same bout of laminitis. Suddenly the ante increases dramatically because two lives are now at stake and the clock is ticking.
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