by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScHorses bedeviled by black flies may soon find relief from an unusual source: a substance produced by badgers to ward off wasps.
Technically known as a semiochemical, the substance was... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScBedding made of shavings from Scots pine trees—a species native to Northern Europe but also found in the United States—is much less likely to harbor bacteria than are other common... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScDNA analysis suggests that gaited horses were brought to Iceland from the British Isles by the Norse people. READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScThe next time your horse yawns, pay attention---he could be signaling a significant change in emotions. READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScHigh-tech diagnostics may seem like overkill when dealing with common equine skin conditions, but researchers say polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology can be indispensable for... READ MORE
by Christine BarakatTo help figure out why some equine cuts, scrapes and lacerations fail to mend, an international wound-care expert has compiled a list of the top 12 healing inhibitors. READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScIt's long been know that obese horses are more likely to develop insulin resistance. Now we may know why. READ MORE
by Christine BarakatWhat seemed like a simple case of gastric ulcers turned out to be a rare condition that required risky surgery. READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScSometimes peer pressure is a good thing: A German study shows that riders are more likely to wear helmets and be safety conscious if their fellow equestrians have similar habits and views.
In... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScNew research suggests equine influenza virus is zoonotic. READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScThere's a surprisingly simple way of predicting whether a spooking horse will turn to the right or left. READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScA new study suggests that the way manure samples are stored can have a significant impact on the accuracy of fecal egg counts.
Fecal egg counts, which indicate a horse’s parasite... READ MORE
by Christine BarakatAustralian researchers have developed a feeding system that helps horses lose weight by adding exercise to mealtime.
The “dynamic feeder” is designed to compel horses to walk... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScA noseband tight enough to immobilize a horse’s jaw can cause measurable stress, according to new research from Australia.
Researchers at Kandoo Equine in New South Wales and the... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScAn herb that is increasingly popular among urban foragers has been linked to fatal heart and muscle disease in horses.
Marsh mallow (Malva parviflora) is native to southern Europe, North... READ MORE
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