Botulism, the bad boy of the equine toxin world, can kill horses and foals swiftly. Review this list to learn how to prevent botulism and safeguard your steeds.
After many years of work, researchers pinpointed hypoglycin A toxicity as the underlying cause of atypical myopathy. The next step in understanding this devastating disease involves identifying factors that can help predict an affected horse’s chance of survival so owners can make informed, appropriate treatment and management decisions.
The infestation of a horse with lice, called pediculosis, need not cause panic or alarm. However, treating affected horses and avoiding future infestations can be frustrating. Here are five fast facts about lice and how to handle an infestation.
Joint swelling and inflammation initiate the cascade of events that results in degeneration of the joint. The resulting condition, called osteoarthritis (OA) causes pain, lameness, decreased mobility, and compromised quality of life.
Several species of plants, shrubs, trees, and weeds pose health risks to horses if ingested. Oleander, a perennial decorative shrub, serves as one such example.
My gelding has a chronic cough, but it's much more apparent when he's stalled than when he's outside on pasture. What can I do to keep the cough at bay?
Without an improved understanding of the underlying events leading up to pasture-associated laminitis, controlling this condition remains challenging.
Considering that upper respiratory tract infections are common in young horses less than two years of age and contribute to missed training days, a nutritional supplement capable of preventing respiratory disease would be welcomed by racehorse trainers.
With the foaling season in full swing in some parts of the world, mare owners should be aware of what tall fescue looks like, why this grass is problematic, and different strategies for avoiding fescue toxicosis.
Researchers in the field of aging-related disease suggest that fasting—or even simply dietary restriction—is an anti-aging technique that could help combat the rise in neurodegenerative diseases in the elderly.
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