When speaking of horses in poor condition, the term “poverty line” is often used. A poverty line describes an indentation that runs between two large muscles of the haunches, the semitendinosus and biceps femoris.
A group of researchers set out to determine if exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage is associated with race-day performance.
Though they generally seek out nutritious, palatable plants, horses are inquisitive and will sample an array of vegetation if available, some of which is less than wholesome and maybe toxic.
Allergy treatments for horses vary depending on the underlying cause, severity, and owner preference. The most popular option is to avoid the trigger, but a group of researchers recently tested a more novel treatment to reduce allergic sensitivity.
The feasibility of sonoelastography in horses was recently demonstrated in a small study of racing Thoroughbreds with naturally occurring tendon injuries.
Horse owners know that certain horses and ponies have an increased risk of developing insulin-glucose abnormalities that contribute to equine metabolic syndrome. Other factors influencing metabolic abnormalities, especially events occurring early in a horse’s life, remain unclear.
After reviewing the medical records of more than 400 horses treated with prednisolone, researchers concluded the glucocorticoid's bad rap as a trigger of laminitis is likely unfounded.
While hoof growth may continue at a relatively constant rate through downturns in nutrition, the quality of hoof that erupts during these periods may be severely diminished.
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?
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