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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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Mineral Intake from Milk and Pasture in Nursing Foals

Under ideal conditions, foals should initially derive all of the nutrients necessary for growth and development from the mare’s milk. Pasture soils vary, so the quantity of minerals obtained from forage and milk may not be sufficient to meet a foal’s requirement for these nutrients.

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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Study Shows Ginseng May Boost Immune System in Horses

According to a study performed at the Equine Research Center at Guelph University in Canada, ginseng may help horses increase their antibody level after a vaccination.