Dr. Dyson and colleagues developed The Ridden Horse Pain Ethogram (RHpE), a tool to reliably predict lameness before the condition worsens into limping and other obvious signs of injuries.
It’s not as fancy as a pricey magic bullet supplement but the best place to start supporting your IR horse on a low-sugar and -starch diet is with balanced intake of key minerals.
Gelding displayed neurological signs, including incoordination in all four limbs, exaggerated gait in the front limbs, and recumbency, making this the ninth confirmed case of equine WNV in California in 2022.
Horses are transported more than any other livestock to horse shows, racetracks, sales, breeding farms and international events, creating an increased risk for infectious disease spread within the United States.
Appropriate use of horse rugs (blankets) must be seriously considered to ensure they do not have a detrimental impact on horse welfare.
Upcoming Cornell seminar explains what to do about a worrisome equine disorder of muscle pain and cramping associated with exercise that affects equine athletes.
Kellon and Gustafson suggest that once daily administration of the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin corrected hyperglycemia, and reduced insulin to normal or near normal levels.(. . .)
With recurring bouts of Equine Infectious Anemia, weight loss and edema in the chest and legs will become apparent and infected horses may die from direct effects of the virus or from secondary infections.
Horse owners need to be vigilant monitoring for musculoskeletal abnormalities, gastrointestinal issues, dental problems, eyesight issues, respiratory concerns, among others, which are more prevalent with age.
Dehydration in horses is an extremely serious situation during hot, dry weather and occurs not only during strenuous exercise, stressful situations, or in cases of diarrhea, but also any time temperatures rise far above normal.