According to researchers, using a non-FDA-approved joint product off-label not only appears to have no benefit but may also actually be harmful.
Chronic furosemide administration affects a horse’s sodium nutrition. While horses in a recent study were able to compensate for their sodium losses, the authors advised owners of competitive horses on chronic furosemide that they may not be able to meet their needs acutely.
Too much selenium causes alkali disease, or seleniosis, while too little may cause muscle problems or white muscle disease. But how do you know where your horse stands on the selenium front?
Over two-thirds of a horse’s body is comprised of water. How do we know if a horse is actually dehydrated?
In some cases, when more than one product is used and the total supplements in the diet are not assessed, nutrient excesses occur, with potentially disastrous results, including elimination from competition.
Researchers recently questioned omeprazole dosing guidelines, suggesting that diet and dose might not yet be optimized.
Age negatively impacts multiple body systems, especially the gastrointestinal tract. Older horses undergo changes to this long, convoluted organ system from one end to the other.
Although relatively rare, bladder stones remain an important cause of discomfort in horses, causing bloody urine, weight loss, and incontinence.
According to experts, knowing which skin conditions result from genetic anomalies will help facilitate diagnosis, treatment, and even prevention.
Many older horses continue to earn their keep, so to speak, and undertake various athletic activities with their owners. The question is, can older horses hack the work?
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