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California Chrome Honored in Home State

California Chrome Honored in Home State

Members of the California Senate and Assembly voted unanimously to support a resolution honoring Thoroughbred racehorse California Chrome for his two wins in the 2014 Triple Crown racing series.

Nutrition

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Horse Parasites: Control Through Nutrition

Although there is no such thing as a parasite-free horse, it is important to control internal parasites to ensure maximal health.

KER Research

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body condition in show horses

How Does Body Type Relate to Insulin Level in Performance Horses and Ponies?

This study was conducted to quantify whether body condition was related to resting insulin, glucose, and triglycerides.

Health

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Botulism in Horses: Manage Pastures, Hay to Reduce Risk

One of the deadliest toxins that horses may encounter is made by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Some strains of these bacteria live in the soil, while others are found in bird droppings and animal carcasses.

General Interest

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Conference Presentations to Focus on Equine Obesity

The 75th Annual Minnesota Nutrition Conference will be held September 17 and 18 at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake.