New evidence shows that travel can have an impact on the equine microbiome, the microbial population of the hindgut critical for proper digestion, immune function, and nutrient and energy production.
Not all ticks are capable of transmitting Lyme disease to you or your horses. But why wait and see if those tick-ing time bombs are the “right” kind? Consider these four methods of protecting your horse against tick-borne diseases.
Is there such a thing as too much vitamin E for a horse with a history of EPM?
The infestation of a horse with lice, called pediculosis, need not cause panic or alarm. However, treating affected horses and avoiding future infestations can be frustrating. Here are five fast facts about lice and how to handle an infestation.
Abnormalities within the oral cavity, such as dental malocclusions characterized by misaligned teeth, may cause abnormal forces to be placed on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), triggering inflammation and degeneration.
Equine nutritionists and researchers know fructans should be fermented exclusively in the hindgut—the cecum and colon. New research, however, shows that the breakdown, but not necessarily the digestion, of fructans can actually start in the stomach depending on the type of forage a horse is offered.
Can some forages cause horses to overproduce saliva?
Obesity is a major health concern for horses. Not only are there many horses carrying excess weight, but it turns out that most horse owners are unable to consistently identify equine obesity.
Occasionally, and often inexplicably, a horse will lose its ability to sweat, a condition known as anhidrosis. As with humans, sweating among horses is key to thermoregulation, so anhidrotic horses pose significant challenges for their owners.
According to a recent study, many horses need more than just corticosteroid anti-inflammatories to improve airway health.
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