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KER President Speaks at Equine Science Society SymposiumBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · June 6, 2017

Kentucky Equine Research (KER) founder and president Joe Pagan, Ph.D., presented five research talks at the 2017 Equine Science Society Symposium, hosted by the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Pagan presented research on the following:

  • Intensity of exercise during early-season competition in three-day-event horses assessed using KER ClockIt Sport smartphone application.
  • Intensity and distance of exercise during training in advanced three-day event horses and Thoroughbred racehorses assessed using KER ClockIt smartphone application.
  • Comparison of processed and unprocessed digital images for the determination of radiographic bone aluminum equivalent (RBAE) values in equine bone.
  • Water, concentrate, and hay intake in Thoroughbred racehorses.
  • Estimating digestible energy requirements of three-day-event horses using KER ClockIt Sport smartphone application.

KER intern Abby Pritchard also presented a study that she and her fellow students completed while earning their master’s degrees at Middle Tennessee State University, titled Influence of long-term furosemide use on weight loss in horses.

Are you interested in learning more about KER’s research program? Check it out here.

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