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Sponsored Jumper Places at Australian Showjumping Championships

Sponsored Jumper Places at Australian Showjumping Championships

KER-sponsored jumper Brook Dobbin competed at the Australian Showjumping Championships over the weekend at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre in Werribee South, Victoria.

Nutrition

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Stress of Weaning Impacts Digestive Health of Foals

According to new research, weaning is one of the most stressful events in a horse’s life.

KER Research

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What Diet Is Best for Horses with PSSM?

The purpose of this exercise trial was to determine the effects of four diets varying in starch and fat content on blood glucose and insulin concentrations as well as on indicators of exercise-induced muscle strain and damage in horses with polysaccharide storage myopathy.

Health

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New Advice for Treating Navicular Infections in Horses

Taking a bad step can cause a horse to stumble, possibly resulting in soft-tissue trauma. If that misstep involves puncturing the bottom of the foot near the heel, a life-threatening infection could ensue. Recent research suggests that immediate surgery plus aggressive use of antibiotics may be the best treatment for a solar puncture.

General Interest

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Using Genetics to Train Athletic Horses

Results from one recent study suggest identification of genes that play a role in how muscles respond and adapt to exercise may, in the near future, also help train performance horses.