Researchers surveyed horse owners to determine how complementary and alternative veterinary medicine modalities are used in horses with orthopedic problems.
The weaning process is one of the most stressful events in a horse's life. Stress often causes immunosuppression, leaving the foal’s immune system weaker than normal and unable to fight off infection.
Is providing only the basics enough, or do we owe our equine companions more? Considering the lifestyle of a “free and feral” horse, equine behaviorists suggest that many domesticated horses do not receive the care they require.
The shift from migratory foraging to stationary meal-eating can cause disturbances in health and behavior.
Despite realizing that the foal’s environment impacts growth and lifetime development, researchers still have much to learn about the exact changes that occur in different mare and foal combinations.
According to a recent review horses do seek out shade; however, they simply have different behaviors and physiologies than humans that could make shade a comfort resource rather than an absolute care requirement.
Most horse owners recognize the signs associated with severe dental problems: feed dropping from the mouth, quidding, and loss of condition.
According to one recent study, prolactin does not appear to increase the concentration of immunoglobulins—infection-fighting proteins—in mammary secretions, including colostrum.
Have you ever trained for a competition only to be thwarted at the last minute by your horse’s refusal to load onto the trailer? According to a recent study, this occurs more often than you think.
One group of behavior specialists recently suggested that the equine industry can be doing more to address welfare and quality of life.
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