“Low Carb” Diets for Horses

Horses that are overweight and/or have metabolic problems, are prone to laminitis, PSSM, which creates an increased need for low carb diets.

New App Has Heart Rate and GPS Monitors

Kentucky Equine Research has developed an “App” to use in combination with heart rate and GPS monitors in horses, THE KER ClockIt Smartphone application.

Is Whole-Body Vibration Beneficial?

Several teams of researchers conducted studies on the effects of whole-body vibration on: hoof growth, muscle metabolism, flexion tests, and more.

My Horse is Not a Fan of Fish Oil

So, my older guy decided that he would not/could not eat any of the big jug of fish oil I'd bought him (but luckily I was able to give it to another horse).

What do I feed MY horse?

He is fed a well-known commercial brand’s senior feed. But, because he is old, and has some arthritis, I want to offer him a little more nutritional support

Mare Body Condition and Foal Birth Weight

The Henneke Body Conditioning system (that uses a scale of 1-9 to describe fat coverage in horses, with a score of 1 representing an emaciated horse, while a 9 represents a grossly obese horse) was originally contrived to better describe differences in body fat cover in mares in relation to elements of reproductive efficiency. For […]

Is Your Horse Acting Witchy?

As Halloween approaches, we think of jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, goblins and, of course, witches. The most famous were the witches of Salem, Massachusetts. The story began when two girls, ages 9 and 11, started contorting themselves into strange positions and having spasms. More and more people were affected, showing similar signs as well as hallucination and […]