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KER Trains New Nutrition Advisors

KER Trains New Nutrition Advisors

The nutrition advisor program was created by Kentucky Equine Research (KER) to help bridge the gap between equine research and feed manufacturing partners, horse owners, and end users of feeds and supplements.

Nutrition

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grazing horse

It’s Slobber Season for Horses!

In spring and summer, pastured horses frequently get what’s known as “a case of the slobbers.” This excessive salivation is usually results from horses eating clover infected with Rhizoctonia leguminicola fungus.

KER Research

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measuring hindgut acidity

Will a Hindgut Buffer Nutritionally Support Horses that Eat a High-Grain Diet?

This study was designed to test the efficacy and safety of feeding a protected sodium bicarbonate product to treat hindgut acidosis in horses fed a high-grain ration.

Health

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stalled sick horse

Water Treadmills Aid Rehabilitation of Injured Horses

A water treadmill is a good piece of equipment to use in some post-injury conditioning programs because it keeps the horse in a natural position, cushions hoof and leg concussive forces, and encourages use of the same muscular action as when a horse is being ridden.

General Interest

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round bales stacked

Minimizing Wastage in Round Hay Bales Stored Outdoors

Hay for horses traditionally comes in two forms: square bales (usually rectangular) that weight about 40 to 50 pounds, or larger and much heavier round bales. Round bales have advantages and disadvantages compared to smaller square bales.