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EO•3 Relieves Skin Irritation

EO•3 Relieves Skin Irritation

White Hall Plantation's equestrian manager Megan Hunter contacted a KER nutrition advisor about a possible solution for her horse's severe allergies.

Nutrition

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treating asthma in horses

New Approach to Equine Asthma: Nebulization and Fatty Acids

One group of researchers suggested that nebulization of standard injectable formulations of dexamethasone sodium phosphate could serve as an economical, safe, and effective alternative to commercial inhaled corticosteroids for managing equine asthma.

KER Research

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insulin resistance in aged horses

What Is the Effect of a High-Fat Diet on Insulin Sensitivity in Older Horses?

This study was designed to examine whether short-term adaptation to a high-fat diet would affect insulin sensitivity in aged horses.

Health

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horse with Cushing's disease

Support Skin, Hooves in Horses with Cushing's

In addition to stereotypical changes in hair coat, such as overgrowth or hirsutism, and poor hoof quality and laminitis, many horses with Cushing's have an increased risk of developing skin infections.

General Interest

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creeping indigo toxic to horses

Creeping Indigo: Poison Lurks Low in Horse Pastures

If you’re like many, daresay most, horse owners, you probably don’t think too much about the weeds that grow amid the pasture grasses. One low-lying plant that can play havoc with your horse’s health is creeping indigo, a legume that causes liver and neurological disease.