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.
Activated charcoal is a porous, carbon-based material that is predominantly used in medicine as a detoxifying agent, to absorb toxins or poisons.
Removing an embryo from a pony and transferring it to a larger mare, or vice versa, results in altered fetal growth and glucose metabolism.
Experts at the Brooks Equine Genetics Lab at the University of Florida are currently looking for a genetic link in horses affected by anhidrosis.
According to a recent review on the topic of insulin resistance, researchers described the role of vitamin K in helping improve insulin sensitivity and glucose control, and preventing insulin resistance.
According to a recently published study, supplementation with the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus plantarum may have additional benefits for performance horses.
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.
A clear diagnosis of equine ulcers can only be achieved if the horse undergoes endoscopic examination, which involves having the veterinarian pass a long flexible tube with a camera in the tip into the stomach to directly visualize and assess the defects.
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