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Chester Weber Competes at World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen

Chester Weber Competes at World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen

KER-sponsored equestrian Chester Weber recently competed in Aachen at the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO. The driving discipline drew 24 carriages from 10 nations and over 130 horses.

Nutrition

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Can Kefir Keep Horses' Hindguts Healthy?

Keeping the microbiome healthy involves various management strategies, such as offering an appropriate diet, minimizing abrupt changes in diet, and adding various dietary supplements, including prebiotics, probiotics, curcumin, and now possibly kefir, according to some researchers.

KER Research

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How Do Dietary Fat and Starch Affect Tying-Up in Horses?

This study was performed to determine if the glucose, insulin, and cortisol responses to isocaloric diets varying in fat and NSC availability differ in fit vs. unfit Thoroughbreds with recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis.

Health

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Horses and Allergies: Try Omegas!

Supplementing allergic horses with omega-3 fatty acids that contain DHA and EPA, can provide relief from various allergens.

General Interest

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Influence of Equine Management on Ammonia Emissions

Ammonia gas reacts with sulfuric acid and nitric acid in the air to form small particles that have negative health and environmental effects. Of importance, those small particles aggravate respiratory diseases in horses.