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March 08, 2021

Bacteria in Equine Microbiome Can Contribute to Antibiotic Resistance

Analysis of samples collected from foals confirmed the ease with which antibiotic resistant bacteria can become established in the Read more
KER research horse Country Minister being hacked around the Kentucky Equine Research Performance Center
March 05, 2021

Immunity: Training Creates Anti-Inflammatory State in Horses

Overtraining can result in increased upper respiratory tract infections, but immune function may improve with long-term physical activity. Read more
Dressage horse practicing in an outdoor arena
November 02, 2020

Myofibrillar Myopathy in Horses: Dietary Help Possible

MFM shares certain characteristics with recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis and polysaccharide storage myopathy, but the underlying cause is novel. Read more
Grey pony wearing a fly sheet and standing in a drylot
October 28, 2020

Ross River Virus in Horses

RRV, also known as epidemic polyarthritis or Ross River fever, has been recognized throughout Australia with especially high rates Read more
Close-up photo of a Standardbred race horse.
October 12, 2020

Mares and Muscle Disease: Is Estrous Cycle a Factor?

According to studies and anecdotal reports, mares are more likely to suffer from exertional rhabdomyolysis. Could a correlation exist Read more
Haflinger ponies grazing in pasture
June 01, 2020

Big Head Disease in Horses: Calcium Deficiency

Fortunately, very few cases of big head disease are seen today, especially in countries that rely on commercial feeds. Read more
Horses eating alfalfa hay
May 20, 2020

Link Between Equine Asthma and Microbiome Explored

Researchers found that intestinal microbiota in the asthmatic horses did not adapt in the same way to changes in Read more
Horses grazing in field with buttercups
May 08, 2020

Pasture-Associated Stringhalt: Nutritional Considerations

Affected horses show varying degrees of hind limb hyperflexion; some fold their hind limbs so tightly that the fetlocks Read more
Tacking up western horse
April 20, 2020

HERDA: Public Perception of this Collagen Disorder in Horses

Severely affected horses experience spontaneous skin sloughing, lacerations, and hematomas from minimal trauma, usually in areas that come into Read more
Horses in pasture with fall leaves
April 15, 2020

Atypical Myopathy in Horses: Questions Answered

Maple trees shed distinctive winged fruits called samaras, also called whirlybirds or whirligigs. These seeds can cause a muscle Read more
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