The horse's muscle and heart function adapt and improve with conditioning, but the oxygen capacity of its respiratory system does not.
Therapeutic horseshoeing is utilized for laminitis, navicular disease, hoof cracks and defects, coffin bone injuries or disease, infections such as canker, white line disease and abscesses.
The Equine Disease Quarterly is published in January, April, July, and October each year by the Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky.
African Horse Sickness is a highly important World Organization for Animal Health OIE-listed equine disease and a transboundary disease in the U.S.
Major health issues, including obesity, insulin resistance, PPID, and laminitis, are precipitated and maintained by low-grade, chronic inflammation which can be caused by long-term consumption of feeds high in sugar and starch.
Increased international commerce in horses, along with difficulties in controlling EIV with vaccination, could lead to emergent EIV strains and potential global spread.
State, federal agencies and the U.S. horse industry are monitoring the African horse sickness situation and determining how to prevent the deadly horse disease from crossing our borders.
Allowing metabolic horses to graze is always Russian roulette, so turnout for exercise, but with a muzzle that prevents grazing, is the safest alternative.
Not only do flies annoy horses, riders and stable managers, they can carry serious disease that puts the horse's well-being at risk.
The first step in the management of a horse with metabolic syndrome is the controlled simple carbohydrate diet - 10% or less combined sugar and starch.