Ed Kane, PhD, is a researcher and consultant in animal nutrition. He is an author and editor on nutrition, physiology and veterinary medicine with a background in horses, pets and livestock. Kane is based in Seattle.
AAEP guidelines offer clinical direction for veterinarians when treating these premier equine athletes.
There's no easy fix for this condition, but these tips can help veterinarians diagnose and manage the progression of disease.
When horses can't graze on nutrient-rich grass, veterinarians may supplement with fat-soluble vitamins to preserving health and immunity.
Changes in parasite biology have inspired the AAEP to reevaluate its control protocols. The following summarizes its new guidelines and details practical recommendations veterinarians can implement.
Veterinarians should exercise caution to ensure supplements are provided at proper levels.
Rigorous evaluation techniques and diagnostics are key for veterinarians to identify lameness early and for successful treatment.
Veterinary researchers have found a promising alternative for long-term suppression of estrus—and aberrant behavior—in mares.
Prevention and veterinary treatment strategies were highlighted at the recent International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot.
A veterinary look at why this new breed of equine supplement is potentially dangerous to horses.