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What Is an Endurance Test?

What Is an Endurance Test?

At Kentucky Equine Research, many types of tests are conducted to learn about the horse’s use of energy during various types of exercise. An endurance test investigates changes in a horse’s energy metabolism during slow, long-distance exercise.

Nutrition

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Horses in pasture

Sampling Horse Pasture for Analysis

The key to accurate pasture analysis is sampling multiple grazing sites. For best results, randomly select 12 to 20 sites where horses have been grazing and clip a handful of forage at grazing height.

KER Research

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nutrient digestibility

How is Nutrient Digestibility Determined in Horses?

Using 30 different diets, KER calculated digestibilities for numerous diets, yielding valuable information on nutrient requirements and interactions.

Health

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Horses in winter blankets

Feeding and Caring for Horses During Cold Weather

Healthy horses usually get along fine in moderately cold weather. A little more care may be necessary for very young or very old equines as well as those that are ill or have any sort of chronic health challenge.

General Interest

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Horse getting medicine with syringe

Giving Pills to Horses: More Ideas to Avoid a Fight

Getting medications into horses can be a challenge. Some of the pills have a bitter taste or an unappealing odor, and horses can be quite uncooperative about swallowing them.