Health and fitness aficionados encourage daily consumption of almonds, and some even refer to the treat as the world’s healthiest food. Could almonds be the next “superfood” for your horse?
Is your broodmare ready for foaling, nursing, and rebreeding? If you’re unsure, consider this eight-point checklist.
Warmbloods are rarely diagnosed with Type 1 PSSM, but when they are, the clinical signs of tying-up are similar to non-Warmblood horses. Warmbloods with Type 2 PSSM are less likely to tie-up and more likely to have an abnormal gait.
Contrary to popular belief, horses never consume sufficient snow to satisfy water requirements.
Horses are notorious for colicking when the climate changes and temperature swings occur, but horse owners can minimize this through simple management strategies.
Straw ranks high as a bedding choice among horsemen, but for certain horses it is not the right selection for one simple reason: they eat it! And if those horses are easy keepers, they are adding unnecessary calories to their diet.
Exercise can be considered stressful in some situations, and one recent study found that intense exercise and conditioning programs alter the intestinal microbiota.
An interesting new study showed that horses actively seek human assistance to help solve problems. Specifically, when horses were faced with an unsolvable task—in this case, obtaining a treat from a food bin they could not open on their own—they would signal the nearby human caretaker to get the treat.
The diagnosis of dental issues can make formulating a nutrition plan for horses difficult, but the goal of weight gain starts with a single premise: increase digestible energy needs to be greater than energy expenditure.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is among the most complex joints in the horse’s body. Because it is a joint, arthritis remains the predominant diagnosis for horses with TMJ pain, swelling, and decreased range of motion, leading to the compromised chewing ability.
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