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Chester Weber Competes at CHI Geneva

Chester Weber Competes at CHI Geneva

Held in Switzeland, CHI Geneva is one of the world’s top equestrian competitions, and KER-sponsored driver Chester Weber competed in this prestigious show over the weekend.


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effects of nsaids on horses

Equine Gastric Ulcers and NSAID Administration

In a recent study, a group of researchers dove deeper into NSAID-induced gastric ulcers to attain a better understanding of the disease.

KER Research

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heart rate variability

What Are the Effects of Carbohydrate Intake on Heart Rate Variability in Horses?

Heart rate variability (HRV) records the fluctuations between successive heartbeats, thereby measuring the function of the autonomic nervous system. HRV has been successfully used to study stress and behavior in many species. This study examined the effects of NSC levels on equine stress and behavior using HRV indices.


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Thoroughbred training

Bucked Shins: New Treatment May Provide Relief

In a recent effort to discover better options for owners and trainers of horses affected by bucked shins, one research team explored the use of an algae-derived toxin that becomes concentrated in shellfish that consume the algae.

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methods to predict foaling in horses

Predicting Foaling in Mares: A Review of Methods

In recent years horse owners have used mammary secretions in an attempt to foretell foaling. Researchers recently set out to determine if there is any truth in these tried methods of predicting foaling.