Myths of equine medicine: Is what, Doc??
Horse health: Myths from the medicine Myths of the horse medicine: Is what, Doc?
Many a fairy tale about fi tte horses belongs in the mothballs. With CAVALLO horse owners are always up to date with the latest veterinary knowledge.
Riders need fairy tales: The horse world is teeming with myths and legends. Noble Arabians are said to be missing a dorsal vertebra, the horse's teeth reveal its age. Other popular misconceptions are not funny because they come at the expense of the horse, such as the fairy tale about the gentle, thick snaffle bit or the gymnastic effect of the rolling cure. CAVALLO has been clearing up solid nonsense for years. We ask the experts, dig through old equine lore and cutting-edge studies – and conduct unique, exciting experiments. Click your way through!
Worming must be four times a year
Worms are nasty parasites in horses. Not long ago, experts promoted consistent deworming four times a year – riders found the plans against parasites in CAVALLO. Today, experts assess the situation differently, because worms can often no longer be safely controlled with the usual pastes. How horse owners deworm correctly according to the latest findings, presented exclusively by CAVALLO with detailed instructions in April 2010. With the selective therapy there are no fixed cure dates.
You can find the worming plan for donwload here:
Protein triggers laminitis
Not protein, but sugar in the grass triggers dangerous laminitis. This was shown by important research, first reported by CAVALLO in July 2001. Because grasses store energy as complex sugar molecules (fructans), sparse autumn grass is just as risky as lush green in the spring.
Article on the topic of protein in feed:
Rolling is poison in colic
In the past, colic patients were prevented from rolling by any means possible. This was considered life-threatening. In fact, horses with stomach ache are allowed to lie down, as already stated in the Medizin-Kompendium ie 3 in the year 1998.
Articles on the subject of colic:
Fetlocks protect against mallenders
Fluffy puffs on horse's legs look pretty, but don't protect skin from mange. On the contrary: Lush pasterns are ideal dirt traps. Bacteria nest with the dirt. mites in the crook of the fetlock. That is why an above-average number of cold-blooded horses suffer from mallenders.
Photo course on the subject of mauke dressing:
Horses do not take a winter break
Wild horses do not hibernate, but have a clever savings plan when it is cold: they eat little, hardly fight and lower their body temperature. This is what Viennese wildlife researchers found out (Ie 2 Year 2007).
Horses cannot throw up
The path from the mouth to the stomach is constructed as a one-way street in horses: A muscular valve at the entrance to the stomach is the anatomical backflow brake for the feed mash. However, if the stomach is filled to bursting, the feed may actually come up again. A horse that vomits is in mortal danger (ie 2 year 2008).