My horse was diagnosed with PSSM years ago, and I've managed the disorder through diet. He is now being treated for Cushing's syndrome as well. His appetite has dwindled to next to nothing. What can I do?
According to experts, both genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of osteochondrosis (OC), one of the most prominent developmental orthopedic disorders in horses.
Veterinary researchers now believe that equine grass sickness results from the overgrowth of Clostridium botulinum type C in the large intestine.
How can I best feed my gelding with PSSM?
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.
Am I doing all I can for my insulin resistant gelding?
My aged gelding is thin and has occasional bouts with midline dermatitis. Can you offer any suggestions?
Can feeding alfalfa hay to a senior horse create kidney problems and excessive urination?
I own a 19-year-old gelding. He's obese and has an unusually long haircoat, which is new for him, as he is usually short-haired and dappled year-round; and he's drinking water like crazy. Any ideas to reduce obesity and curb thirst?
Big head disease, known formally as nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism, occurs because of dietary mineral imbalances.
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