My pony was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. What should I feed him?
According to a research team, simply being overweight does not necessarily mean horses are resistant to the effects of insulin, the key hormone involved in controlling blood sugar levels.
The best way to prevent equine osteoarthritis is to arm yourself with a clear understanding of the normal structure of joints and factors contributing to joint disease.
For years, research has focused on both getting and keeping mares in foal. New studies in human medicine suggest that measuring specific pieces of genetic material called microRNAs could help veterinarians better diagnose pregnancy-related problems.
According to a recent study, osteoarthritis observed in older horses actually appears to start in young horses early in life, often during training.
A recent review on equine herpesvirus infections discussed the pros and cons of using antiviral medications in horses.
When teeth are diseased, in disrepair, or missing, horses will sometimes drop feedstuffs from the mouth in the midst of chewing it, a behavior known commonly as “quidding.” The key to maximizing nutrition of horses with loose and missing teeth is to provide easy-to-process feedstuffs.
While the lipoma itself is benign, the position of the growth within the abdominal cavity can create havoc. Lipomas grow on stalks, which can wrap around a segment of intestine, triggering strangulation of the soft tissue and leading to obstructive colic.
Horses in their mid-teens and older are more likely to die of gastrointestinal disease than any other cause, according to a report from researchers.
Once you read the latest research on inhaled medications and their benefits in horses, you may not think twice before buying them.
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