Preventative Care

What's at the root of insulin resistance?

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc It's long been know that obese horses are more likely to develop insulin resistance. Now we may know why. READ MORE

A dietary cure for OCD?

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc Feeding practices may help heal minor bone lesions READ MORE

Surgery to prevent colic?

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc A simple surgical procedure can reduce a horse’s risk of developing a common type of colic, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center.... READ MORE

Don't forget to do a fall laminitis check

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Laminitis is typically associated with lush spring pasture, but the risk of this devastating hoof condition rises again in the fall when pastures rebound from heat and drought. This means that any... READ MORE

What to do for a horse with choke

by Laurie Bonner When your horse develops an obstruction in his esophagus, doing the wrong thing can turn a relatively minor event into a potentially life-threatening problem. READ MORE

What to do about a hematoma

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Your horse has a large lump on his hindquarters, about the size of a softball, that wasn’t there yesterday. The lump is slightly squishy and the same temperature as the surrounding skin.... READ MORE

When is a stumble something serious?

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM A misstep every now and again isn't much to worry about, but some types of stumbles warrant immediate attention. READ MORE

The fight against equine influenza

by Heather Smith-Thomas with Laurie Bonner This common respiratory disease can spread through entire herds in a matter of days. Here’s what you need to know to protect your horse. READ MORE

Young horse health check

by Heather Smith Thomas In the first five years of life, young horses are prone to a particular set of physical problems. Here’s what you need to know about the 5 most common challenges. READ MORE

Lasting Tributes

by Emily Goldman With a new Animal Health Foundation program, laminitis victims can be memorialized in a way that will help horses everywhere. READ MORE

Going Toothless

by Kim McVeigh Sometimes battling a progressive, painful dental disease requires a drastic approach. READ MORE

First U.S. case of equine Chagas disease

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc A protozoal infection previously seen only in Mexico, South America and Central America has been detected in a horse in Texas. READ MORE

What's your horse's ulcer risk?

by Christine Barakat A horse coping with gastric ulcers may not always show outward signs of discomfort, but you can calculate his risk by taking a closer look at how he is managed. READ MORE

Keys to Preventing Laminitis

by Laurie Bonner It’s far better to head off this potentially crippling hoof condition than to try to treat it. Here’s what you need to know to protect your horse. READ MORE

The Science of Aging

by Heather Smith Thomas Growing old may be inevitable, but age-related infirmities do not have to be. Here are four major areas where researchers are opening new doors to healthier, stronger senior years for horses. READ MORE

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