According to a recent study, the belief that feeding alfalfa to horses and weanlings helps protect their delicate stomachs from ulceration might warrant a closer look.
Colostrum and vitamin D usually steal the spotlight when discussing the nutritional needs of neonatal foals; however, researchers recently warned horse owners to not undervalue vitamin K.
For many horses, the defense against cold is simple: free-choice access to good-quality forage. Is this the best tack for all horses, though, even easy keepers?
Researchers recently suggested a dynamic feeding system that requires horses to walk to access their forage ration, encouraging prolonged, low-intensity exercise in an unsupervised manner.
Each individual horse in a herd must be considered to maintain a functional herd. According to a recent study, this theory holds true regarding weaning.
Selecting the best hay for your horse has much to do with his metabolism.
Genetic testing, like many areas of equine medicine, has grown at a remarkable pace.
Acorns are produced by oak trees in autumn, and both acorns and leaves fall at that time of year. Acorns are not, however, as innocuous as horse owners might believe.
As all horsemen appreciate, horses communicate using a myriad of methods, including facial expressions. This realization led a group of researchers to determine whether an expression-based pain-coding system, dubbed the “horse grimace scale," could be used instead of making painful horses walk and move.
In many areas of the world, most notably northern Europe and especially Great Britain, equine grass sickness causes the sudden and devastating loss of horses grazing on grass.
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