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  • Equine Nutritionist Q&A: Coprophagy in the Young Horse

    By KER Staff · October 27, 2000

    <p> What causes a horse to eat dry manure?</p>

  • Equine Nutritionist Q&A: Dental Cavities and Horses

    By KER Staff · October 27, 2000

    <p> Do horses get cavities?</p>

  • Stabilized Rice Bran–Just the Facts, Please

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · December 24, 1999

    Rice bran is a highly digestible by-product of the rice milling industry. It should be heat and pressure stabilized prior to feeding to prevent rancidity and digestive upset. The primary feature of stabilized rice bran is its high (20%) fat content.

  • Preparing the Halter Horse

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 17, 1999

    There are many additional "tricks of the trade" that can be applied to help the halter horse reach his optimum potential, but the successful basics remain the same. It is essential for halter horses to be on a properly balanced diet. Exercise must be carefully designed for each individual animal to avoid potential injury and build the valuable muscle tone that can make a difference between winning and being just another horse in the class.

  • Gastric Ulcers in Horses: A Widespread but Manageable Disease

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 17, 1999

    Every equine practitioner appreciates the delicate nature of the equine gut. Problems related to the small intestine and large intestine are well understood and routinely treated. What may be surprising to many is how often the stomach is affected. Specifically, the incidence of gastric ulcers is extremely high, particularly in performance horses.

  • Love and Devotion Help Special Filly Beat the Odds

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 17, 1999

    To anyone who has ever loved a horse, every healthy foal is a miracle. It is a joy and a wonder to watch them stand on their wobbly legs, take their first tentative steps, and find their first meal. While the vast majority of foals born every year find their way into the world in the usual fashion, occasionally a foal will arrive that provides a new definition for the word miracle.

  • Vitamin E and the Performance Horse

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 10, 1999

    Vitamin E is a non-toxic, fat soluble vitamin which has an important role in many physiological functions such as reproduction, immune response and nerve and muscle function. It also has overlapping yet independent roles with selenium, an essential trace mineral.

  • Making Sense of the Supplements

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 10, 1999

    Sorting through the numerous supplements displayed on the shelves of your local feed store or in the pages of your favorite horse magazine can be difficult. As an equine nutritionist, it is sometimes difficult for me to figure out the intended purpose of certain supplements. However, supplements can be divided into two broad categories.

  • Selenium for Horses: How Important Is It?

    By Dr. Kathleen Crandell · November 9, 1999

    Subclinical signs of selenium deficiency may be easily overlooked. Because the major role of selenium is in the oxidative defense system, deficiency would first compromise cellular integrity.

  • Selenium for Horses: How Important Is It?

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 9, 1999

    Subclinical signs of selenium deficiency may be easily overlooked. Because the major role of selenium is in the oxidative defense system, deficiency would first compromise cellular integrity.

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