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Bluman Claims Second Place in Rolex Grand Prix

Bluman Claims Second Place in Rolex Grand Prix

KER-sponsored rider, Daniel Bluman guided Conconcreto Sancha LS to a second-place finish at the final Grand Prix show-jumping contest of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida.

Nutrition

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Does a High-Starch Diet Make Horses More Reactive?

Horses in a training are often fed large meals of grain to provide the energy for the exercise they are asked to do. Diets rich in starch-laden grain are quite different from the horse’s natural eating pattern that is based almost completely on forage.

KER Research

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What Are the Effects of Feeding a High-Fat Diet to Horses?

A study was designed to evaluate whether adding fat to a grain meal would affect glucose and insulin responses when the level of grain intake remained the same.

Health

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Trotting mare

Pregnancy Doesn’t Preclude Exercise in Horses

Pregnant mares can perform moderate exercise through at least the ninth month of pregnancy with no harmful effects on the fetus, according to recent research.

General Interest

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grazing yearlings

Soy Substitutes for Sensitive Horses

Soybean meal is a rich source of lysine, and for that reason it makes up part of many equine rations as an ingredient in prepared grain mixes. Some horses are sensitive to soy and can’t safely eat rations that contain this source of high-quality protein.