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.
My gelding is a master at removing his grazing muzzle. He has a history of laminitis. What can I do nutritionally to ward off laminitis, especially when he's channeling Houdini?
In many cases, prompt treatment of laminitis maximizes the chances of a positive outcome. But according to a recent study, only about half of horse owners can correctly identify laminitis in their horses.
When horse owners purchase joint supplements we frequently think of supporting high-motion joints: knees, ankles, stifles, and hocks. But even small joints, like the temporohyoid joint in the skull, can have a huge impact on a horse’s overall health.
My gelding cannot compete a class without getting thumps. What can I do?
According to a group of paleontologists, horses have suffered from joint disease for hundreds of years, with evidence as early as the 11th century.
The surface of the horse’s eye and inner lining of the eyelid harbor a microbial population that includes various species of bacteria and fungi. Under normal conditions, these microbes play a role in maintaining a healthy ocular environment, though other times they can actually contribute to diseases such as keratomycosis.
Loose manure and diarrhea in horses typically stem from one of three causes: antibiotic therapy, diet, or disease.
Infection with the equine herpesvirus-1 can have devastating effects on both domestic and wild horses. While close contact between horses, including sharing of feed buckets or tack, has been touted as a common route of transmission, researchers believe water also serves as a potential means of viral spread between horses.
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