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Nutrition

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Nutrient Digestibility in Horses: Does It Change with Age?

Many horsemen believe that diets should be more heavily fortified as horses age in order to make up for losses in digestive efficiency, but new research is challenging this notion.

KER Research

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How Do Dietary Fat and Starch Affect Tying-Up in Horses?

This study was performed to determine if the glucose, insulin, and cortisol responses to isocaloric diets varying in fat and NSC availability differ in fit vs. unfit Thoroughbreds with recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis.

Health

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Horses and Allergies: Try Omegas!

Supplementing allergic horses with omega-3 fatty acids that contain DHA and EPA, can provide relief from various allergens.

General Interest

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Influence of Equine Management on Ammonia Emissions

Ammonia gas reacts with sulfuric acid and nitric acid in the air to form small particles that have negative health and environmental effects. Of importance, those small particles aggravate respiratory diseases in horses.