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Digestive/GI

  • Feeding Fallacies

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 8, 2001

    Feeding horses properly is not difficult. Reliance upon an educated horseman, a veterinarian, or an equine nutritionist is paramount if a feeding management question arises. This is particularly true when confronted with an old wives' tale.

  • Equine Nutritionist Q&A: Feeding Rations for Horses

    By KER Staff · October 27, 2001

    <p> How much feed should be fed to a horse in a single meal?</p>

  • Don’t Pass on Processed Feeds

    By Associated Feed · January 17, 2001

    Understanding the methods used to process feeds and knowing why they are used will make the idea of feeding processed feedstuffs more savory.

  • Equine Nutritionist Q&A: Slowing Down the Fast Eating Horse

    By KER Staff · October 27, 2000

    <p> How do you slow down a horse who bolts his feed?</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.

  • What Are Those Pellets in the Sweet Feed?

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 8, 1999

    This diet food scenario has proven very effective when feeding broodmares in late pregnancy. Most mares will sail through pregnancy in good body condition and can be fed the recommended amounts of sweet feed to provide essential protein, vitamins and minerals.

  • Equine Dentistry: Benefits of Proper Care

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · October 26, 1998

    Signs of equine dental problems are as varied as are the horses that present them. From the obvious, handfuls of feed dropping from the mouth as the horse eats and grain passing directly through the animal, to the subtler head tilting and weight loss, the solutions involve knowledge, proper equipment, and fortitude.

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