Because of the work of many researchers, widespread recognition of insulin dysregulation in horses has been achieved. Until now, however, a safe, effective medication or cure has remained elusive. (more…)
The European College of Equine Internal Medicine recently recruited the world’s top veterinary endocrinologists to combine their knowledge of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS). Because of these efforts, (more…)
The basic senses of sight, smell, and touch can help differentiate high- and poor-quality forages for your horses, even among novice caretakers, according to a recent study.
This conclusion was reached (more…)
The intestinal microbiome contributes to a horse’s overall health, and can be modified sometimes detrimentally by changes in diet, weight loss, obesity, transport, training intensity, disease, and age. (more…)
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) plays a key role in mitochondrial function and is essential for the production of energy. Produced in the body, CoQ10 is also a powerful antioxidant, capable of regenerating other (more…)
Once a foal latches on to the mare’s udder and slurps colostrum, few breeders probably give much thought to mare’s milk unless a problem arises, such as a foal that becomes orphaned or fails to grow (more…)
Horses rely on the fragile microbial ecosystem of their hindgut for optimal well-being. If that ecosystem is thrown into turmoil, through die-off of beneficial microbes or proliferation of noxious (more…)
Chronic uterine infections in mares are difficult to treat, causing frustration and financial loss to those invested in the equine industry.
Recently, a group of researchers* looked at 20 mares inoculated (more…)