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Top Reiner Likes Synovate HA for Joint Health

Top Reiner Likes Synovate HA for Joint Health

To combat joint stress and support the health of joint structures, international reining competitor, Lisa Coulter, trusts Synovate HA, a product designed by KER for elite performance horses.

Nutrition

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Managing Rejection of Newborn Foals

In the rare cases when mares ignore, reject, or even attack their foals, managers must intervene quickly to make sure the foal is fed and protected from injury. A common problem is an overly full udder that is sensitive to pressure from the foal’s attempts to nurse.

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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Pregnancy Doesn’t Preclude Exercise in Horses

Pregnant mares can perform moderate exercise through at least the ninth month of pregnancy with no harmful effects on the fetus, according to recent research.

General Interest

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Soy Substitutes for Sensitive Horses

Soybean meal is a rich source of lysine, and for that reason it makes up part of many equine rations as an ingredient in prepared grain mixes. Some horses are sensitive to soy and can’t safely eat rations that contain this source of high-quality protein.