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.
Every year, hundreds of horses die from illnesses that could have been prevented through vaccination. Saddened and frustrated by the needless loss of horse lives, one group of researchers created a survey to find out what’s stopping owners from vaccinating against preventable diseases.
According to a group of researchers, affixing global positioning system (GPS) units to halters of horses and tracking their movement generates important information for managing herds of all shapes, sizes, and compositions.
According to the researchers, many owners are clipping and blanketing without understanding the benefits and potential detriments of these traditional practices, which ultimately could be harmful to their horses.
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