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Bacteria from bees possible alternative to antibiotics

Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey – as we now know it – was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its’ antimicrobial properties? Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey, from the […]

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Experts disagree on horses with incoordination

A trip to the veterinarian may prove fatal to a horse, even if it is not necessary to put the animal down. In Europe if the horse is found to be ataxic, which is most often due to the disease ‘wobbler syndrome’, the horse is likely to be put down immediately. If a horse suffers […]

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Is your horse too fat?

The prevalence of obesity is a growing problem in the general population of humans and riding horses. The equine obesity risks have been less studied, but researchers believe horses have similar risks as humans, such as heart disease and diabetes. Obesity in horses also causes endocrine problems, including insulin resistance. “There is a striking parallelism between humans and […]

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