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?
Horses use a variety of body processes to maintain internal body temperature as ambient temperatures plunge. Those include morphological, physiological, biochemical, metabolic, and behavioral adaptations.
When eaten, wilted leaves and seeds of certain pistachio trees are toxic to horses, according to researchers.
To help horse owners, trainers, and veterinarians better understand heat stroke, which is more accurately referred to as “equine heat exertional illness,” researchers published a comprehensive review on the topic, including detailed recommendations for rapid and effective cooling.
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