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.
Horse ownership brings with it a long to-do list. Long hours mucking, cleaning, and researching the best dietary choices can’t (and shouldn’t) be avoided, and according to a recent study, neither should veterinary-guided preventive health care.
Horses store up to one-third of their red blood cells in their spleen and release them upon intense exercise. The added red blood cells increase the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream, contributing to the horse’s innate athleticism.
Should I be concerned that my horses have access to cattle troughs in which medicated products containing monensin are fed?
According to researchers, equine gastric ulcer syndrome should no longer be used as an all-encompassing term. Instead, horses with ulcers affecting the glandular region of the stomach should instead be described as having equine glandular gastric disease.
Despite being available for years, allergy testing in horses continues to provide “inconsistent results,” according to a group of equine nutritionists in a recent study.
Several tests for insulin resistance exist, including the intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) and the oral sugar test. Unfortunately, the oral sugar test involves an overnight fast.
Most horse owners recognize the signs associated with severe dental problems: feed dropping from the mouth, quidding, and loss of condition.
Researchers recently studied the effects of travel to better understand a horse’s baseline health when it arrives at a veterinary clinic.
Horses drink significant quantities of water. If water is too dirty, unpalatable, or foul-smelling, horses will not drink it, leading to dehydration and other health concerns, including colic.
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