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Top Reiner Likes Synovate HA for Joint Health

Top Reiner Likes Synovate HA for Joint Health

To combat joint stress and support the health of joint structures, international reining competitor, Lisa Coulter, trusts Synovate HA, a product designed by KER for elite performance horses.

Nutrition

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Managing Rejection of Newborn Foals

In the rare cases when mares ignore, reject, or even attack their foals, managers must intervene quickly to make sure the foal is fed and protected from injury. A common problem is an overly full udder that is sensitive to pressure from the foal’s attempts to nurse.

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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Tie-Back Surgery in Horses

Treatment for horses that make a loud roaring noise when breathing during exercise involves tie-back surgery in which the cartilage is pulled to the side and sutured to keep it from interfering with the flow of air. In some horses, the vocal cords are also removed to help increase airflow.

General Interest

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Soy Substitutes for Sensitive Horses

Soybean meal is a rich source of lysine, and for that reason it makes up part of many equine rations as an ingredient in prepared grain mixes. Some horses are sensitive to soy and can’t safely eat rations that contain this source of high-quality protein.