One recent study further explored the benefits of acupuncture for this leading cause of pain and loss of life in horses.
According to a recent study, measuring serum amyloid A values in blood can help diagnose joint infections so early treatment may improve outcomes.
While not considered a core vaccine by the American Association of Equine Practitioners, vaccination against leptospirosis could benefit many horses, and omega-3 fatty acids can help a horse’s immune system respond maximally to such a vaccine.
Equine researchers recently suggested that blindfolding horses can be an equally powerful tool for veterinarians when differentiating between lameness and neurological diseases resulting in abnormal gaits.
According to a recent study on equine allergies, some horses maintained on pasture can develop an allergy to airborne environmental allergens.
Can thyroid enlargement contribute to weight loss in aged horses?
In addition to stereotypical changes in hair coat, such as overgrowth or hirsutism, and poor hoof quality and laminitis, many horses with Cushing's have an increased risk of developing skin infections.
Considering that many diagnostic tools used to identify a neurological condition in horses are either invasive or costly, one group of researchers found a better option: phosphorylated neurofilament H.
Researchers recently identified a specific type of protein called glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide as a potential therapeutic target for horses with insulin dysregulation.
Because outward signs mirror inflammatory severity, horse owners can employ specific management strategies to deal with heaves and determine immediately, sometimes within mere hours, if these tactics will provide relief to the horse.
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