One group of researchers suggested that nebulization of standard injectable formulations of dexamethasone sodium phosphate could serve as an economical, safe, and effective alternative to commercial inhaled corticosteroids for managing equine asthma.
When a horse owner is faced with an unexpected soft-tissue injury, a flurry of questions immediately springs to mind. When do I call the vet? Does the wound really need stitches? What about an antibiotic? Here are some helpful facts to help your horse on his road to recovery.
Is there an alternative feed or supplement that we can give our obese pony so we don't have to give him grain?
I own a 13-month-old filly that's in moderate weight. I am moving her to a farm closer to me that has great pasture, and she will be turned out all day, every day. With this change in pasture, what's the best feed for her?
Are sunflower seeds safe to feed my horse, and will they improve coat condition?
A recent study suggested that natural vitamin E may be superior to synthetic versions in mitigating oxidative and muscle cell damage in exercising horses compared to the synthetic version.
Specific to animals, including horses, elephant root reportedly manages internal and external parasites, improves poor appetites, reduces coughing and diarrhea, and helps clear retained placentas.
Proper turnout offers innumerable benefits. However, for some horses timing of turnout needs to be optimized to maximize health and minimize ingestion of fructans.
Water is one of the six essential nutrients required by horses for health and well-being. Should horse owners rely upon pasture and natural sources of water found on the property to properly hydrate horses?
Recent research shows that a liquid vitamin E supplement may be more beneficial than a powdered formulation.
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