Horses drink significant quantities of water. If water is too dirty, unpalatable, or foul-smelling, horses will not drink it, leading to dehydration and other health concerns, including colic.
A recent study examined additional benefits of real-time body temperature measurements in exercising horses.
As horse owners, we know well the importance of providing horses with water. Consider these six facts about water the next time you’re scrubbing buckets or waiting for the trough to fill.
Breeders seeking to produce foals earlier in the year—a common practice in sectors of the industry with January 1 as a universal birthday—use artificial lighting in the winter months to advance the breeding season. One recent study, however, found that doing so may actually be counterproductive because early breeding produces smaller foals.
When the thyroid gland functions poorly, virtually every system in the body suffers, making the thyroid gland a proverbial powerhouse.
Horse owners can implement a few management strategies to keep hooves in tip-top shape.
Provided a horse owner has access to enough hay storage space, it is sometimes more economical to purchase an entire winter supply of hay at one time. Hay producers will often sell hay less expensively when large orders are placed.
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?
|Putting Weight on a Skinny Horse|
|Hot Blood, Warm Blood, Cold Blood in Horses|
|Swollen or Filled Legs: What’s Wrong With Your Horse?|
|Stabilized Rice Bran–Just the Facts, Please|
|Drinking Behavior of Horses: Six Facts About Water Intake|
|Prolactin Does Not Improve Colostrum Quality in Mares|
|Bedding, Diet Impact Equine Asthma: What Can You Do?|
|How Do Different Diets Affect Glycemic Response in Horses?|
|Failure to Launch? Trailer-Loading Tips for Horse Owners|
|Beating Botulism in Horses|