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Sponsored Eventer Wins at GMHA August Horse Trials

Nutrition

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treating asthma in horses

New Approach to Equine Asthma: Nebulization and Fatty Acids

One group of researchers suggested that nebulization of standard injectable formulations of dexamethasone sodium phosphate could serve as an economical, safe, and effective alternative to commercial inhaled corticosteroids for managing equine asthma.

KER Research

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How Does Dietary Rice Bran Affect Glycemic Response in Horses?

The objective of this study was twofold: to measure the starch content of rice bran, whole oats, and corn, and to determine the glycemic response to a meal of rice bran in Thoroughbred horses.

Health

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The Mare's Ageing Reproductive System

Like other organ systems, such as the gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal systems, age negatively affects certain features and functions of the reproductive system.

General Interest

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creeping indigo toxic to horses

Creeping Indigo: Poison Lurks Low in Horse Pastures

If you’re like many, daresay most, horse owners, you probably don’t think too much about the weeds that grow amid the pasture grasses. One low-lying plant that can play havoc with your horse’s health is creeping indigo, a legume that causes liver and neurological disease.