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Sponsored Eventer Dominates Mars Essex Horse Trials

Sponsored Eventer Dominates Mars Essex Horse Trials

KER-sponsored eventer Buck Davidson competed at the Mars Essex Horse Trials in Far Hills, New Jersey.

Nutrition

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foal diarrhea

Research Update: Diarrhea in Young Foals

While bacteria are frequently blamed for foal diarrhea, the underlying cause remains unclear in many cases. Recently, researchers suggest that dysbiosis, an alteration in the intestinal microbiota, could contribute to the problem.

KER Research

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feeding fat

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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obesity in horses

Is Your Horse Overweight?

Obesity is a major health concern for horses. Not only are there many horses carrying excess weight, but it turns out that most horse owners are unable to consistently identify equine obesity.

General Interest

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equine thyroid

The Thyroid Gland: The Horse's Powerhouse

When the thyroid gland functions poorly, virtually every system in the body suffers, making the thyroid gland a proverbial powerhouse.