A conscientious, skilled farrier will keep hooves in order, but what can you, as an owner, do nutritionally for your horse’s hooves during the off-season?
Although a number of factors influence mare fertility and early embryonic death, excess body condition, which is commonly observed in horses with equine metabolic syndrome, contributes to the problem.
A variety of herbs, supplements, prebiotics, and probiotics are currently being investigated for future use in equine nutrition. Grape seed extract is among these novel supplements, touting anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anticancer properties, among other advantages.
Widespread resistance to chemical deworming products has become a major concern for horse owners. Without reliable chemical dewormers, parasitologists are considering ways to effectively use fungi to fight parasites.
According to a recently published study, real-time ultrasound serves as a valuable tool for identifying even small changes in body composition over time and can therefore be used to monitor body fat.
Consider these three strategies to increase fiber intake as fresh pasture becomes scarce.
According to a recent study, the way a horse wrinkles his eyebrows tells a story regarding his emotional well-being, prompting researchers to suggest that the eyes are the mirror of the soul.
Cattle producers know well the problems associated with hedge apples, the bright yellow-green fruit that fall from Osage orange trees. Do horses run the same risk of choke?
For pinpointing subtle lameness in horses—a frequently encountered problem in a large number of athletic horses—researchers are now working on using body-mounted inertial sensors to identify asymmetry.
Knowing your horse’s weight is important, not only from a nutritional standpoint, but also from a health and welfare perspective. Fine-tune your weight-guessing skills by determining how much each of these horses weighs.
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