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Sponsored Reiner Aims for World Championships

Sponsored Reiner Aims for World Championships

Lisa Coulter, a top-ranked reining competitor sponsored by Kentucky Equine Research (KER), recently rode to top finishes at the Winsterslide CRI3.


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Diet Adjustments Provide Relief for PSSM Horses

Advances in genetic research have made diagnosis of PSSM straightforward in many cases, and feeding trials have fine-tuned nutritional approaches so that affected horses can lead normal, useful lives.

KER Research

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OCD in weanlings

How Can Dietary Changes Minimize Skeletal Disease in Young Horses?

The purpose of this study was to evaluate if there is a relationship between a glycemic response test and the incidence of osteochodritis dissecans (OCD) in Thoroughbred weanlings, and to determine if this test would be useful in identifying factors that may predispose young growing horses to OCD.


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Shoe Boil: Elbow Swelling in Horses

As its name suggests, a shoe boil is usually caused by the heel of a horseshoe consistently rubbing the elbow when a horse is lying down.

General Interest

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Can Supplements Boost Your Horse’s Brain?

Could the ingredients in human supplements also benefit a horse’s mental state and capacity?