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Head Tilt Could Indicate Inner Ear Issue

While some horses are difficult to bridle because they’re getting used to a new bit or a new way of handling, resistance to being bridled and a head tilt may be indicative the horse has an issue with the ear, mouth or skull, reports The Horse. A true head tilt means that the horse’s poll […]

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Novel Treatment For Big Head Disease In Horses

Tiludronate, a bisphosphonate medication licensed for “the control of clinical signs associated with navicular syndrome,” appears to have a new use: treatment of big head disease in horses. “Otherwise known as nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism or NSH, big head disease results in abnormal skeletal development caused by excessive resorption, or breakdown, of bone,” explained Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D., a […]

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