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Sponsored Rider Bluman Reports Successes

Sponsored Rider Bluman Reports Successes

KER-sponsored rider, Daniel Bluman had a great competition year in 2014, riding with his show-jumping team to a top-ten World Cup standing. He claimed wins at international competitions in Canada, the United States, and Europe last year and is looking for even better results in 2015.

Nutrition

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Feeding the Lactating, Pregnant Mare

Among all domestic animals, horses have the shortest period between parturition and rebreeding. This means mares are often lactating and gestating simultaneously. How do you know your mare is getting everything she needs for herself, her newborn foal, and her growing fetus?

KER Research

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feeding fat

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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How Well Can Horses See in Dim Light?

If you have ever walked out into your pasture at night without a flashlight, you might have gotten the idea that your horses could see you better than you could see them. To explore equine vision in varying light levels, scientists in Australia conducted two studies.

General Interest

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Rabicano Skunk tail

What is a Coon-Tailed Horse?

A horse with a white patch at the root of its tail is known as a coon-tailed horse. The coon-tailed marking is also known as skunk-tailed, and is part of the rabicano color pattern.