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Support from KER Helps Sport Horse Breeder

Support from KER Helps Sport Horse Breeder

Sport horse breeder and trainer Mary O’Connor is proud of how well her horses are responding to products recommended by CFC Farm & Home Center and Kentucky Equine Research.

Nutrition

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Fat Adaptation and Exercise in Horses

Fat adaptation in horses involves interval training and feeding a high-fat diet to improve mitochondrial oxidation of fatty acids. This results in sparing the use of glycogen and glucose, improving stamina and possibly sprinting ability.

KER Research

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What Are the Effects of Feeding a High-Fat Diet to Horses?

A study was designed to evaluate whether adding fat to a grain meal would affect glucose and insulin responses when the level of grain intake remained the same.

Health

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Five Common Horse Pasture Pitfalls

Large or small, all horse farms should optimize both forage growth and grazing management, but landowners must avoid common pasture management pitfalls.

General Interest

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Genetic Patterns Influence Horse Gait Quality

A horse’s gaits are influenced by whether the animal inherited one, two, or no mutated copies of DMRT3, the so-called “gait-keeper” gene. A recent study looked at gait characteristics related to DMRT3.