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Bluman Competes in Chantilly for Global Champions League

Bluman Competes in Chantilly for Global Champions League

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

Nutrition

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horse licking salt block

Electrolytes and Performance Horses: Is a Salt Block Enough?

For certain performance horses, would free-choice access to a white or mineralized salt block negate the need for a daily electrolyte supplementation?

KER Research

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recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis

How Do Dietary Fat and Starch Affect Tying-Up in Horses?

This study was performed to determine if the glucose, insulin, and cortisol responses to isocaloric diets varying in fat and NSC availability differ in fit vs. unfit Thoroughbreds with recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis.

Health

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horse grazing in field

Role of Fecal Bacteria in Equine Grass Sickness

Veterinary researchers now believe that equine grass sickness results from the overgrowth of Clostridium botulinum type C in the large intestine.

General Interest

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foal lying down in pasture

Foals Dribbling Urine: Patent Urachus

A less common, though just as grave, problem among foals is patent urachus, an anomaly that causes urine to leak from the umbilical stump.