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Bluman Competes in Monaco for Global Champions League

Bluman Competes in Monaco for Global Champions League

KER-sponsored jumper Daniel Bluman competed in Monaco for Team Monaco Aces, as part of the Global Champions League.


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Equine Metabolic Syndrome and the Intestinal Microbiome

Recent research in humans suggests that alterations in the intestinal microbiome—the community of microorganisms that exist in the large intestine—could contribute to endocrine upheaval.

KER Research

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What Is the Best Type of Selenium Supplement for Horses?

This study was conducted to evaluate how exercised Thoroughbreds digest and retain selenium from either sodium selenite or selenium-enriched yeast-supplemented diets.


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Anhidrosis in Horses May Have Genetic Component

Experts at the Brooks Equine Genetics Lab at the University of Florida are currently looking for a genetic link in horses affected by anhidrosis.

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Natural Ways to Protect Horses Against Mosquitoes

Rumor has it that owners can protect their horses against mosquitoes without using chemical sprays or wipes and wrestling with fly sheets. Too good to be true? Maybe.