Exercise can be considered stressful in some situations, and one recent study found that intense exercise and conditioning programs alter the intestinal microbiota.
An interesting new study showed that horses actively seek human assistance to help solve problems. Specifically, when horses were faced with an unsolvable task—in this case, obtaining a treat from a food bin they could not open on their own—they would signal the nearby human caretaker to get the treat.
The diagnosis of dental issues can make formulating a nutrition plan for horses difficult, but the goal of weight gain starts with a single premise: increase digestible energy needs to be greater than energy expenditure.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is among the most complex joints in the horse’s body. Because it is a joint, arthritis remains the predominant diagnosis for horses with TMJ pain, swelling, and decreased range of motion, leading to the compromised chewing ability.
At what point after the first frost is it safe to resume my founder-prone pony's grazing schedule?
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.
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