Like other organ systems, such as the gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal systems, age negatively affects certain features and functions of the reproductive system.
Considering that many diagnostic tools used to identify a neurological condition in horses are either invasive or costly, one group of researchers found a better option: phosphorylated neurofilament H.
In-depth discussions of the equine digestive tract invariably mention pH, especially in reference to the stomach and hindgut. What is pH and how does it factor in the well-being of horses?
Horses with abdominal pain, usually referred to as colic, often display signs of distress. Like humans, though, some horses have a higher threshold for pain than others, and signs vary from horse to horse.
The shape and condition of equine teeth change as a horse ages. Because of these factors, older horses may have dental problems not usually observed in younger equines.
Researchers recently identified a specific type of protein called glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide as a potential therapeutic target for horses with insulin dysregulation.
Because outward signs mirror inflammatory severity, horse owners can employ specific management strategies to deal with heaves and determine immediately, sometimes within mere hours, if these tactics will provide relief to the horse.
Equine metabolic syndrome refers to a set of factors, including obesity, insulin resistance, and a tendency toward laminitis. Horse owners that recognize these signs early may stave off the effects of the disease.
Are you planning on helping your horse age gracefully? Then you need to know about some important changes that a horse’s musculoskeletal system undergoes during its golden years.
While you may think that there is only one “type” of small strongyles, or cyathostomins, a recent study* indicated that there are actually 50 different species capable of infecting horses. Three major classes of dewormers for horses currently exist, and cyathostomins affecting horses have already developed resistance to two of the three.
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