One research group recently questioned whether factors such as ambient temperature contribute to alterations in stallion fertility and semen quality observed from season to season.
Can freshly baled hay be fed to horses immediately, or must there be a curing period following baling and before feeding?
A recent trend in human nutrition has been to supplement digestive enzymes in an effort to improve digestion and ease gastrointestinal upset. But, do such supplements work in horses?
According to a recent study, horses fitted with a commercially available resistance band training system experienced improved stability of the spinal column and associated muscles after only four weeks of use.
Many owners of performance horses embrace genetic testing to help choose optimal race distances or determine whether or not a specific horse will have a successful career. Let’s take a quick look at the speed and gait-keeper genes, and consider other ways these tests, and nutritional supplements, could be helpful.
Exuberant granulation tissue (EGT) or proud flesh is an unsightly overgrowth of tissue in a healing wound that poses significant treatment challenges. To help find a solution to this problem, a group of researchers compared the impact of three different topical products on EGT formation.
I am moving my gelding to a new facility. How can I avoid problems with the inevitable diet changes he will face?
Just as coat condition serves as an indication of health status in horses, changes in hooves may provide clues to a horse’s historical well-being.
According to a recent study, lameness in horses can be extremely difficult to identify, with gait asymmetries in nearly 75% of horses deemed sound by their owners.
The microbiota, or population of beneficial microorganisms such as bacteria and protozoa, plays a major role in the proper function of the immune system and will serve to protect the foal from harmful pathogens as it matures.
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