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Nano-E Aids Wound Healing in Horses: Customer Report

Nano-E Aids Wound Healing in Horses: Customer Report

Kat Rohl of EZ 2 Spot Appaloosas in Cannon Falls, Minn., saw the healing power of vitamin E firsthand when her gelding, Walter, sustained a major laceration to his neck.

Nutrition

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Chromium, an Important Micromineral for Horses

Though a horse requires chromium in only small amounts, cellular metabolism depends on the mineral for optimal function. As a component of glucose tolerance factor, chromium plays a role in supporting the action of insulin.

KER Research

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What Are the Effects of Carbohydrate Intake on Heart Rate Variability in Horses?

Heart rate variability (HRV) records the fluctuations between successive heartbeats, thereby measuring the function of the autonomic nervous system. HRV has been successfully used to study stress and behavior in many species. This study examined the effects of NSC levels on equine stress and behavior using HRV indices.

Health

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Tooth Problems in Older Horses

The shape and condition of equine teeth change as a horse ages. Because of these factors, older horses may have dental problems not usually observed in younger equines.

General Interest

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Controlling the Spread of Foal Pneumonia

One of the most common illnesses in foals is pneumonia caused by Rhodococcus equi. The disease often causes a growth slump, and treatment may be long and expensive.