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  • Managing Horses on High-Fructan Pastures

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · October 27, 2007

    All horses are subject to digestive upsets associated with lush spring pasture. The content of highly fermentable carbohydrates in lush pasture can be overwhelming to the unadapted digestive system.

  • Nutritional Considerations for Warmbloods

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · October 26, 2007

    European warmbloods and warmblood crosses have become prominent as sport horses in the United States, where they compete regularly in dressage, show jumping, and three-day eventing. Feeding nutritionally balanced rations and attending to nutrition-related idiosyncrasies of warmbloods are the first steps in producing and maintaining sound athletes.

  • Bran Mash: What’s It Really Good For?

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 4, 2003

    Bran mashes remain a staple in the feeding regime of some horsemen and continue to be a traditional meal for horses recovering from sickness, for mares immediately following foaling, and for aged horses with dental problems. A bran mash is often the meal of choice for horses following an intense workout, especially for those that do not drink adequately during or after intense exercise and teeter on the brink of dehydration.

  • Laminitis Basics

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 2, 2003

    While obesity-associated laminitis is not well understood among researchers and veterinarians, affected horses may go on to lead otherwise healthy lives if treatment is swift and diligent. Recommended treatments center around corrective trimming and shoeing, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain, and strict diet. Forced exercise can be imposed once all laminitis-related pain has abated.

  • Equine Nutritionist Q&A: Hoof Strength

    By KER Staff · October 27, 2003

    <p> How can I prevent my horse&rsquo;s hooves from cracking and breaking? What can I do to help make them stronger?</p>

  • Equine Nutritionist Q&A: Joint Supplements for Horses

    By KER Staff · October 27, 2000

    <p> How can you stop wear and tear on your horses joints?</p>

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