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Equine researchers recently found that calcium levels return to baseline within five days, suggesting that weekly furosemide administration in racehorses doesn’t lead to long-term calcium losses that might contribute to skeletal injuries.
Owners who struggle to provide their horses with consistently good-quality forage might be able to improve feed digestibility and topline development by offering these horses a fortified feed, researchers find.
Studies have shown a lunar influence on humans and animals, from fertility levels to hormone fluctuations to immune response. More research into its effect on equine colic, however, needs to be done to make a strong association.
A researcher investigated how long horses spent eating when offered varying amounts of soluble fiber. Her findings could help your horse avoid health and behavior issues, such as gastric ulcers and cribbing.