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.
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.
Once you read the latest research on inhaled medications and their benefits in horses, you may not think twice before buying them.
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?
Overconsumption of fructans, which accumulate in cool-season grasses, can wreak havoc on the hindgut biome.
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.
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