According to a recent study on equine allergies, some horses maintained on pasture can develop an allergy to airborne environmental allergens.
Can thyroid enlargement contribute to weight loss in aged horses?
In addition to stereotypical changes in hair coat, such as overgrowth or hirsutism, and poor hoof quality and laminitis, many horses with Cushing's have an increased risk of developing skin infections.
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.
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