Everyone knows hygiene starts with the hands. In one recent study*, nearly 400 individuals associated with agriculture said one of the biggest challenges to disease control on farms is lack of access to soap and water to wash their hands.
To get the best results and avoid the possibility of serious injuries, horses should be trained in a program that asks for gradual improvement, guided by the specific fitness response of each horse.
Horses that are exposed to dust and mold spores often develop inflammation in their respiratory tracts. This inflammation can lead to infection and less efficient lung function. Owners can change management practices to limit exposure and guard airway health.
Diagnostic methods now in use are only able to detect infestation with adult forms of strongyles. Although adult worms are not believed to cause significant disease, their presence is a sign that serious damage from larvae in the blood vessels might have occurred months earlier.
An Irish company has developed a handheld device that can be used to determine whether a horse has an infectious or inflammatory disease.
Horses with insect bite hypersensitivity have a severe allergic reaction to proteins in the insect’s saliva. Scientists are looking at new ways to help horses with allergies of this type..
Understanding how to take your horse's vital signs is one step to ensuring his well-being. Pulse, respiration, and temperature are easy to measure once you have practiced a bit.
The use of nasal strips in racehorses is thought to decrease the incidence of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage in racehorses.
Arising partly from boredom and partly from other causes, destructive and sometimes dangerous behaviors such as wood chewing are easier to avoid than to cure.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using electrolytes in a barrel-racing horse during a double-header rodeo?
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