My older gelding has problems with starches and sugars in his diet, as evidenced by some laminitis and gut issues. He gets only grass hay and a balancer pellet. Is there anything else I can do for him in the spring to avoid problems?
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Veterinary researchers devoted to laminitis research know well the effects of the disease, which explains their interest in developing new ways to study laminitis, especially supporting limb laminitis, to ultimately improve treatment options and survival rates.
Treatment options and management strategies to help horses fight or prevent stomach ulcers exist, yet the ideal solution remains elusive. Could a high-algae supplement finally be the reprieve horse owners are looking for?
Joint swelling and inflammation initiate the cascade of events that results in degeneration of the joint. The resulting condition, called osteoarthritis (OA) causes pain, lameness, decreased mobility, and compromised quality of life.
Improve your understanding of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, and learn how to feed horses to minimize the chance of infection.
When exposed to equine herpesvirus-1, some horses suffer abortions or a neurological condition called equine herpesvirus-associated myeloencephalopathy. Due to the devastating consequences associated with EHM, researchers are focusing on how exactly the virus harms the central nervous system.
Overconsumption of fructans, which accumulate in cool-season grasses, can wreak havoc on the hindgut biome.
To determine if common diagnostic tests are related to lung function, researchers studied a group of sedentary, asymptomatic horses.
Along with other electrolytes such as sodium and calcium, potassium plays an important role in normal muscle contraction and relaxation. However, when potassium concentration in the bloodstream gets too high, a condition known as hyperkalemia, it can be life-threatening.
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