Equine metabolic syndrome refers to a set of factors, including obesity, insulin resistance, and a tendency toward laminitis. Horse owners that recognize these signs early may stave off the effects of the disease.
How can I nutritionally support my horse that is being treated for Lyme disease?
Not all ticks are capable of transmitting Lyme disease to you or your horses. But why wait and see if those tick-ing time bombs are the “right” kind? Consider these four methods of protecting your horse against tick-borne diseases.
Is there such a thing as too much vitamin E for a horse with a history of EPM?
Occasionally, and often inexplicably, a horse will lose its ability to sweat, a condition known as anhidrosis. As with humans, sweating among horses is key to thermoregulation, so anhidrotic horses pose significant challenges for their owners.
According to a recent study, many horses need more than just corticosteroid anti-inflammatories to improve airway health.
My gelding is a master at removing his grazing muzzle. He has a history of laminitis. What can I do nutritionally to ward off laminitis, especially when he's channeling Houdini?
In many cases, prompt treatment of laminitis maximizes the chances of a positive outcome. But according to a recent study, only about half of horse owners can correctly identify laminitis in their horses.
When horse owners purchase joint supplements we frequently think of supporting high-motion joints: knees, ankles, stifles, and hocks. But even small joints, like the temporohyoid joint in the skull, can have a huge impact on a horse’s overall health.
My gelding cannot compete a class without getting thumps. What can I do?
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