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"Joint problems that lead to arthritis are a normal part of the aging process in horses, and poor conformation and the stress of training may increase a horse’s risk.”
"Insulin resistance was implicated in laminitis in the 1980’s, but a pivotal study by Treiber and colleagues showed specific evidence of insulin resistance as a major predisposing factor for laminitis risk.”
"To minimize risk and to support required bone development in training, further research is needed to better understand the effects of surfaces on performance and injuries of the athletic horse.”
"Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a relatively new type of imaging for horses since it works by detecting abnormal tissue density and fluid in soft tissue and bone based on tissue response to magnetization.”
"Mud is not only a nuisance, but can also be a safety and a horse health hazard because it contains bacteria that can cause diseases and also lead to injuries like bowed tendons.”
"Horse-keeping during the winter brings unique challenges that can wreak havoc on your horse’s GI tract and increase risk of digestive upset, but the right care and support will ensure a healthy digestive system.”
"Ensure that your horse stays healthy this winter by using common sense and making sure that the basic needs of water, feed, exercise, grooming and hoof care are not forgotten.”
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