• Study of Hypersensitivity to Insect Bites in Horses

    Insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH), also known as "summer eczema" or "sweet itch," is a common condition in horses caused by bites from Culicoides midges. These bites cause intense itching, leading affected horses to scratch frantically, resulting in excoriated lesions. 

  • Aged horses and gut microbiota

    In horses aged 6 to 30 years, who have lived in the same environment and possess adequate dentition to consume their diet, it has been observed that the richness and diversity of gut bacterial communities decline with age. These changes involve not just a decrease in the quantity of bacteria but a complete reorganization of microbial communities. This means that some bacterial species disappear or become less abundant, while others take their place.

  • Detecting Human Emotions in Horses: The Role of Smell

    The ability of horses to detect human emotions is a fascinating area of research, exploring the multiple senses used by these animals in their interaction with humans. 

  • Microbiota and EMS

    Over the past decade, obesity and equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) have become increasingly prevalent in horses. This complex issue requires in-depth analysis.

  • Equine Nutrition and Parasite Management: Exploring Interconnections

    The relationship between equine nutrition and parasite management has emerged as a focal point of inquiry, reflecting a growing understanding of the intricate ecological dynamics within equine health. Noémie Laroche, a doctoral researcher at the animal nutrition and health research company Lab to Field, delves into this nexus, presenting initial findings at the recent Equita Lyon exhibition.

  • Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

    Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is a condition characterized by impaired insulin production and abnormal fat distribution in equines. Insulin, a pancreatic hormone normally responsible for the entry of glucose into cells, is ineffective in this case, leading to an accumulation of glucose in the blood and lymphatic circulation.

  • Weaning Foals: Underestimated Stress and its Long-Term Consequences

    Weaning is a crucial stage in a foal's life, marking the transition from maternal dependence to independence. However, this natural process can be a source of intense stress for the young horse, with potentially serious consequences for its long-term health and well-being.

  • Kurkuma for horses

    Turmeric, derived from the turmeric plant, has recently become popular as a feed supplement for horses. It is renowned for its anti-inflammatory benefits and is used in horses suffering from laminitis, arthritis, metabolic syndrome and other health problems.

  • Dung is crucial!

    Droppings are often tedious to collect, but it's always important to take the time to analyze them.

  • A balanced diet for the well-being of your horses

    The fundamentals of a balanced, natural diet for your horse.

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