In the horse world, the importance of digestive health is top of mind when it comes to horses in competition. But it's not just performance horses that could run into some issues; all horse owners need to consider nutritional programs and management practices to support each horse’s unique digestive system.
Research from Ohio State University suggests that horses need a minimum amount of space to derive all the benefits of turnout—and to stay out of each other's hair.
In a preliminary study from Egypt, horse wounds treated with a dressing made from the Nile tilapia fish seemed to heal more quickly.
The Equine Discomfort Ethogram is designed to help veterinarians and horse owners manage horses in pain.
Anhidrosis, the complete or partial inability to sweat, occurs more frequently in some breeds and among horses with a family history of the condition, which suggests a heritable component.
Neurological issues, soreness or lameness may be behind a horse’s frequent stumbles, trips and minor mishaps.
Frequent episodes of esophageal blockage in horses merit a call to the veterinarian and a thorough investigation of possible causes.
At any time of year—but particularly during cold weather—the less an older, arthritic horse stands around, the healthier his joints will be.
When preparing to trailer your horse, don’t forget to add “ulcer prevention” to your travel checklist.
Anhidrosis, the complete or partial inability to sweat, occurs more frequently in some breeds and among horses with a family history of the condition.
Summer is peak season for this disease caused by an organism that thrive in ponds, rivers and other waterways. Here’s how you can reduce your horse's risk.
Prolonged exposure to the sun will not only fade a horse’s coat but can lead to sunburn and other problems.
How to handle your horse during a storm is a judgement call that you’ll need to make based on the available facilities and your horse’s personality.
We asked our featured equine nutritionist, Dr. James Lattimer from ADM Animal Nutrition, for his professional opinion on several key nutritional topics.
The EQUUS Spring issue now at the printer is chock full of advice on handling seasonal horsekeeping challenges but it offers a whole lot more.
The cases are not connected to each other, nor recent cases in Florida; Precautionary "hold" order placed on four barns at Laurel Park Racetrack
For your horse’s sake, resist the urge to try scratches remedies you haven’t heard of before. Many unconventional preparations don't work; others may do more harm than good.
Equine metabolic syndrome encompasses a collection of signs and clinical changes, including insulin resistance, hyperinsulinaemia, infertility and obesity.
Researchers compared the impact of three different diets on the recovery of starved horses. Here's what they found.
When your horse has a cut, scrape or gash, if you see any of these signs of trouble call your veterinarian.
Do you know which leg blemishes are benign and which are likely to lead to lameness?
Preparation can be the key to keeping your horses safe during a weather emergency or natural disaster.
If an acute heaves episode occurs, call the veterinarian and then do these three things to help your horse.