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Davidson Finishes Strong at Rainy Rolex

Davidson Finishes Strong at Rainy Rolex

In a competition where just more than half of the original 75 starters failed to finish all three phases, Buck Davidson consistently improved his standing throughout the weekend to finish in 13th place at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

Nutrition

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Equine Nutrition: Horse Owners Note Top Concerns

According to a recent survey, horse owners had a completely different list of nutrition-related disorders than equine nutritionists and veterinarians had. Here are some tips and links for managing the most important ailments that you, horse owners and caretakers, have noted.

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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Big Ankles in Horses

As a high-motion joint, the fetlock, or ankle, is vulnerable to soundness problems. Lameness or enlargement only of the fetlock joint can occur with inflammation of the soft tissues (ligaments and tendons), cartilage, joint capsule, or bones.

General Interest

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Horses Needed for Study of Silica-Related Disease

Silicosis associated osteoporosis (SAO) affects pulmonary function and results in skeletal weakness. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine are presently looking for horses 10 years old or older with SAO.