The damaging effects of ascarids (Parascaris spp.) hit young horses hardest. Foals, weanlings, and yearlings are much more susceptible to this parasite than mature horses.
The feedstuffs you offer your horse pass through a long, windy route from mouth to rectum. Along the way, several factors can affect the ability of a horse to absorb nutrients from the diet, not all of which are disease-related.
While recent human studies suggest potential health benefits of cinnamon, little controlled research on horses has been conducted. Because of this, there is no clear directive about if and how much cinnamon to give horses and in what form.
The role of stabling and dust particles in various types of barns has been widely studied as a factor in equine asthma. Recently, researchers evaluated air quality and dust particle concentration in indoor riding rings.
A recent review questions traditional views on salt supplementation for horses, suggesting that just a dab will do.
A new study highlights the potential role of vitamin D in preventing illness. Horses obtain vitamin D from both their diet and the sun, using ultraviolet rays to produce vitamin D in the skin.
An age-old question: can joint supplements really help my horse?
Although most equine athletes will quickly recover after exercise, many owners elect to expedite the process through nutrition and nutritional supplements.
Most horses don’t mind cold weather if they are healthy, dry, well-fed, and have access to shelter from the wind. According to Bryan Waldridge, D.V.M., staff veterinarian for Kentucky Equine Research, keeping horses dry is a huge factor in keeping them warm.
According to a group of researchers, haptoglobin may be just the metric horse owners and veterinarians need to track joint inflammation in horses.
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