Steaming hay better maximizes nutrient intake and palatability compared to soaking, while also mitigating particulate matter that could irritate airways.
The premise of the study is that long-term, starch-fed diets in horses can elicit low-grade systemic inflammation with the potential to develop ID.
Those horses admitted to the facility for colic had fewer intestinal microbial species that were also less diverse.
The authors stressed that joint soundness or pathology is only one aspect of a horse’s ability to perform.
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Sucrose blood tests are not expected to replace gastroscopy for diagnosing foal ulcers, but they might be a useful screening tool to identify foals that should have gastroscopy.
This study concluded that feed should be introduced to horses post-op as soon as clinical parameters improve.
A recent study evaluated the effects of IA and IM triamcinolone on lung function in 10 horses with severe asthma.
The study demonstrated the presence of EDCs in equine plasma and an association with EMS.
Mowing pastures in active growing seasons can help reduce NSC intake of horses, thus decrease insulin response.
Blockage of IL-5 by the vaccine reduces eosinophil numbers in the skin; this lessens an allergic response to reduce skin damage.
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