Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition that affects horses. It is characterized by the painful loss of articular cartilage and bone, as well as changes in the soft tissue that are associated with the joint. There is no cure for osteoarthritis (OA), which continues to limit horses’ performance and negatively impact their quality […]
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Vitamin E is a type of fat-soluble vitamin that is important to reproduction, vision, and the health of the brain, blood, and skin. In the body, vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from damage. It also keeps the immune system strong and resilient against harmful bacteria and viruses. Horses require […]
Just like their human riders, horses can develop arthritis in their senior years. Arthritis is a type of degeneration of the articular surfaces of the joint, typically caused by inflammation. Over time, horses put wear and tear on their joints, especially those that perform competitively. As horses reach their senior years, their bodies are not […]
Discovering swelling in your horse’s leg can be a nerve-wracking experience. This symptom can be especially concerning when accompanied by lameness, elevated body temperature, and warmth in the hoof or leg. A swollen leg in a horse, sometimes referred to as ‘stocking up,’ is a condition that can have many causes, ranging from minor to […]
Grooming is an important component of proper horse care. The benefits of grooming go beyond appearance alone. Regular grooming sessions provide owners with the opportunity to check their horses for bumps, cuts, ticks, and other problems. They also allow you to see if they are experiencing sensitivity in certain areas. In addition, grooming is the […]
Just like other animals, horses can become overweight or underweight. The impact of obesity or emaciation on a horse’s health and general well-being can be significant, especially when weight problems continue over an extended period of time. Body condition scoring (BCS) is one way that professionals measure a horse’s weight and body condition. This technique, […]
Vitamin B is an umbrella term for many sub-types of B vitamins, including biotin, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamine. These B Vitamins are utilized in the horse’s body from either organic food compounds, or by microbes in the horse’s gut. Just like humans, horses need many key vitamins and minerals in their diet to function both […]
Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint health problems in horses when you don’t know what to look for.
While there are many horse supplements on the market, not all are made equal. It’s important to do your research before selecting a new supplement…
As summer approaches, horse owners and riders must take extra precautions to keep their horses safe from hot, humid conditions.