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Tips for Optimal Coat Health During Spring Shedding

Tips for Optimal Coat Health During Spring Shedding

Spring is upon us and brings with it the inevitable for horse owners: shedding those winter coats. Follow these tips to achieve a shiny, healthy coat after the flurry of fur has subsided.

Nutrition

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foal nursing

High-Quality Milk Essential for Foals

Lactating mares provide the sole source of nutrition for newborn foals. Milk production requires significant nutrient consumption. How do mares do it?

KER Research

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OCD in weanlings

How Can Dietary Changes Minimize Skeletal Disease in Young Horses?

The purpose of this study was to evaluate if there is a relationship between a glycemic response test and the incidence of osteochodritis dissecans (OCD) in Thoroughbred weanlings, and to determine if this test would be useful in identifying factors that may predispose young growing horses to OCD.

Health

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sick horse

Protecting Horses from Equine Herpesvirus-1, EHM

When exposed to equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), some horses suffer abortions or a neurological condition called equine herpesvirus-associated myeloencephalopathy (EHM). Due to the devastating consequences associated with EHM, researchers are focusing on how exactly the virus harms the central nervous system.

General Interest

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horse itching

Ditch the Itch: Saving Your Horse's Skin

Few horses are immune to the occasional itch, but some horses are prone to severe itching and subsequent scratching. Therefore, avoidance techniques and environmental management are important.