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Horse Health

Equine Study: Lower Corticosteroid Doses Might be Beneficial

Anyone who has used corticosteroids for themselves or their horse knows that these medications come with some much unwanted side effects. However, these drugs can be essential to helping your horse overcome pain and inflammation when other methods don’t work. This is why continued research in equine medicine is so important. Check with your vet Full Article

Oral Joint Supplement Efficacy Tested in Senior Horses

As we grow older, we quickly learn we need to take better care of ourselves. This often includes taking supplements. Its no surprise that our older pasture pals could ...Full Article

Vet gives horses a second life with artificial limbs

Few people realize that artificial limb surgery for horses has been around for over 30 years. Most of the public perceives that a horse with a broken leg means ...Full Article

Horses set to gain health benefits from stem cell advance

As medical science advances, it is good to see that breakthroughs benefit our horse friends as well as us humans. ~ HfH From: Phys.org Horses suffering from neurological conditions ...Full Article

Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

With all the starving horses out there, you would think equine obesity would not be such a problem. It is. Just as food is marketed to humans which are ...Full Article

Going green for healthy horses

With more and more people growing and raising their own food, its no surprise that there will be people going “green” with their horse feed. Check with your vet ...Full Article

Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

Another cold snap is come (or has come depending on where you live). Just a reminder of what to do to keep your horses happy and healthy during the ...Full Article

Digestion in the Horse

Although horse people have studied and are aware of the horse digestive tract, it never hurts to take a few minutes to refresh the knowledge. There is always something ...Full Article

Hendra Virus Vaccine, a One Health Approach to Protecting Horse, Human, and Environmental Health

While the full article by the CDC is science heavy, the abstract published here points out the important connection between bats, horses, humans and infection. Development and use of ...Full Article

Altered horse virus shows promise in fight against Parkinson’s

From: HorseTalk A new gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease involving a genetically altered horse virus has achieved promising results in its first human tests, involving 15 patients. Parkinson’s disease, ...Full Article