Veterinarians once thought that bacterial infection due to inhaled particles was the cause of arytenoid chondritis, or inflammation of the arytenoid cartilages, but a new study suggests otherwise.
I need to step up the weight-gain program for my thin Thoroughbred mare without making her more excitable. Can you help?
My gelding is a solid 6 as far as body condition goes--a bit of a chub! Would losing a touch of weight increase his energy level when I am riding him?
Here are three examples of high-energy fibrous feeds—also called super fibers—that provide more energy than regular hay.
Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), a genetic defect of horses, causes abnormal function of muscle cells, leading to unbalanced sodium and potassium concentrations in muscle tissues.
Exactly when to start electrolyte supplementation depends on many factors, some of which are subjective.
We know horse owners love nutritional supplements, but how much supplementation is enough and, perhaps more importantly, how much is too much?
While protein is important for muscle health and repair, as well as a host of other body-wide processes, it should not be considered a primary energy substrate for performance horses.
My Thoroughbred gelding has been off the track for nine months, and he's still really thin. How can I step up weight gain?
I had to pull my two-year-old Thoroughbred gelding from race training due to extreme weight loss. His diet while in training seemed adequate to me, but it didn’t keep him in good condition. Can you help?
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