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Show Jumper Collects Awards at Bolesworth Show

Show Jumper Collects Awards at Bolesworth Show

Laura Kraut, who uses feeds fortified with premix formulated by Kentucky Equine Research, took a quartet of horses to England for the Bolesworth CSI**** International jumper show on the grounds of Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire.

Nutrition

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Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Airway Function in Horses

In a recent study of horses with chronic airway inflammation, increased improvement in horses supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids was documented by researchers.

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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obese horse in overgrown pasture

Risk Factors for Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Equine metabolic syndrome refers to a set of factors, including obesity, insulin resistance, and a tendency toward laminitis. Horse owners that recognize these signs early may stave off the effects of the disease.

General Interest

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Headshaking in Horses: New Therapy Gives Temporary Relief

Various causes and treatments for chronic headshaking in horses have been suggested, but no therapy has proved effective in all affected horses. Irritation and oversensitivity of the trigeminal nerves are thought to be responsible for some cases of headshaking.