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.
One of the most frustrating insects for horse owners is a midge identified as Culicoides. Tiny and prone to swarming, these midges can be relentless in their biting, often leading to persistent skin wounds.
Do all horses respond similarly to vitamin E supplementation?
How can I help my fat, laminitic mare lose weight?
According to a recent study, owners of competitive eventing horses give an average of two nutritional supplements a day, but some gave as many as a dozen.
How to maximize gastrointestinal motility in horses rests largely with understanding how horses should be fed.
My Arabian mare is obese with foot soreness and an increase in jumpiness. Can her diet be to blame?
Many owners are already aware of the dangers horses might encounter during their time on pasture, including blister beetles, tall fescue, botulism, and maple leaves, but there are other feed-related concerns that aren’t as obvious.
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