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.
My mare has frequent diarrhea, despite having a healthy appetite and moderate fleshy body condition. What could this be?
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.
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.
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