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Two Top Finishes at Fair Hill International for Davidson

Two Top Finishes at Fair Hill International for Davidson

KER-sponsored rider, Buck Davidson piloted Quasar to a sixth-place finish at the Fair Hill International CCI two-star event held in Elkton, Maryland. Davidson also placed fifth with The Apprentice in the three-star division of the same national championship contest.

Nutrition

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Equine Forage Analysis by NIR Spectroscopy

Horse owners may want to have samples of their hay analyzed to determine carbohydrate level or other nutritional parameters. Various techniques are used to perform this analysis, one of which is near infrared reflectance (NIR) spectroscopy

KER Research

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How is Nutrient Digestibility Determined in Horses?

Using 30 different diets, KER calculated digestibilities for numerous diets, yielding valuable information on nutrient requirements and interactions.

Health

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Feeding and Caring for Horses During Cold Weather

Healthy horses usually get along fine in moderately cold weather. A little more care may be necessary for very young or very old equines as well as those that are ill or have any sort of chronic health challenge.

General Interest

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Equine Transport Stress and Pharmacopuncture

Horses show measurable signs of increased stress when they are transported. These signs are seen even in horses that have been trailered often and have never been injured during transport.