A review by Brian D. Nielsen examines the role of nutrition and management in reducing skeletal injuries in equine athletes.
Young horses need highly-concentrated nutrients from high-quality hay and/or pasture, commercial feeds and ration balancers.
Gastric ulcers can be found in any horse but tend to occur most frequently in equine athletes involved in racing, endurance, and showing.
A study at WCVM could influence how breeders and veterinarians manage equine abortions, and warn the disease can be a threat to humans.
Eight types of botulinum neurotoxin exist and all horses are susceptible, from foals to adults, to this potentially fatal disease.
Researchers compared bone mineral density, bone volume and microdamage in horses who had suffered fatal fractures to a control group.
Some leading breeders detail their regimens for ensuring their stallions are healthy and ready for the rigours of the breeding season.
Bowed tendons and suspensory ligament issues are the most common injuries in the racing sectors ‒ but don't have to be career-ending.
Working with horses can provide us with numerous benefits to both our physical and mental health.
Thoroughbreds comprised the largest population of a study at the UK which looked at infections of these extensive air-filled cavities.
This most severe form of pneumonia associated with long-distance shipping often requires long-term hospitalization to resolve.
These spasms of the diaphragm similar to human hiccups made the news after The Minkster's poor performance in the Plate Trial.
Opinion and policy vary widely in Canada as to when combined heat and humidity make racing too dangerous for racehorses.
Equine breeding facilities need to act quickly to prevent the spread of this highly contagious, deadly disease that causes diarrhea in foals.
Prolonged soaking in warm water has long been the go-to treatment for abscesses, but the practice may actually be detrimental to healing.