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Obese Horses Are the New Normal, U.K. Vets Say

In the United Kingdom, half of the horses are overweight, according to The Telegraph. Leading equine vets have warned that owners have forgotten how to keep their horses healthy, resulting in the gravest threat to horses — obesity, a condition which can lead to other dangerous medical issues, such as laminitis. Hundreds of horses are being euthanized because of laminitis each year, according to experts from the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA).
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Moving Beyond The Pain And Swelling Of Equine Inflammation

Deeper knowledge of the concept can improve outcomes for horses
Is there more to heat, pain and lameness than meets the eye? Is there a reason why a horse is not responding to therapies? Potentially, yes. A farrier often is the first line of defense in identifying inflammation of the distal limb, and understanding its influence is critical for proper management.
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Research Journal: July/August 2016

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Conference Short Highlights The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine recently published several abstracts of their annual meeting related to two endocrine disorders:
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