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Weber Wins with Four-in-Hand Team

Weber Wins with Four-in-Hand Team

Kentucky Equine Research sponsored-rider Chester Weber drove his four-in-hand team to victory at the Kingdom of the Sun CDE in Ocala, Florida.

Nutrition

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Fighting Equine Obesity: Some Practical Suggestions

Obesity is a widespread problem in the horse population. Owners may not realize that overweight horses have more strain on their legs and feet than thinner equines.

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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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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Using Ponds as Water Sources for Horses

Though it’s a common way to provide water, using a pond as a water source may lead to trampling of banks and contamination of water with fertilizer or manure, leading to an overgrowth of algae.