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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.”
"The genetic tests analyze the DNA of a horse to predict optimum race distance, optimum race surface and performance potential.”
"Since 1999 the NARHA events have multiplied into 4 annual reining competitions on the West Coast offering over $1,000,000 in cash and prizes annually.”
"SmartPak continually monitors nutrition and health research to stay on top of information that will help support better equine health through thoughtful supplementation.”
"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.”