Equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips explains that ionophores, types of antibiotics added to cattle, swine and poultry feed, are toxic to horses.
Horses that are overweight and/or have metabolic problems, are prone to laminitis, PSSM, which creates an increased need for low carb diets.
Many trainers administer Lasix at races, potentially throughout a horse’s racing career. But is it really an effective preventative tool for EIPH?
Kentucky Equine Research has developed an “App” to use in combination with heart rate and GPS monitors in horses, THE KER ClockIt Smartphone application.
MJ Askins and others from Western Kentucky University (Abstract 11) conducted a study to determine the effect of feeding Teff hay to horses.
Several teams of researchers conducted studies on the effects of whole-body vibration on: hoof growth, muscle metabolism, flexion tests, and more.
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).
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
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 […]
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 […]