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Nutrition

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Appetite Stimulation for Horses

It’s nearly impossible to force a horse to eat if he doesn’t want to, but there are some things that can be done to help stimulate the appetite of the more discriminating eater.

KER Research

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How Do Different Diets Affect Glycemic Response in Horses?

The purpose of this experiment was to determine glycemic response in horses fed six different feeds at three different levels of intake.

Health

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Protecting Horses from Equine Herpesvirus-1, EHM

When exposed to equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), some horses suffer abortions or a neurological condition called equine herpesvirus-associated myeloencephalopathy (EHM). Due to the devastating consequences associated with EHM, researchers are focusing on how exactly the virus harms the central nervous system.

General Interest

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Stable Vices and Cognitive Function in Horses

Horses have minds of their own, frequently expressing strong opinions and, in some cases, developing undesirable habits, like weaving or cribbing. According to a recent study, these behaviors result from cognitive abnormalities that, with more research, could finally be treatable.