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  • Nutritional Management of Horses on a Breeding Farm

    Assembled by the nutritionists and veterinarians at Kentucky Equine Research (KER), this easy-to-use guide includes practical feeding and management strategies for young horses and breeding stock, including foals, orphan foals, weanlings, yearlings, two-year-olds, gestating and lactating mares, and stallions.

     

  • Nutritional Management of Metabolic Diseases

    Assembled by the nutritionists and veterinarians at Kentucky Equine Research (KER), this easy-to-use guide includes practical feeding and management recommendations for the following diseases:

    • Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID)
    • Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS)
    • Exertional rhabdomyolysis (RER)
    • Polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM)
    • Malignant hyperthermia (MH)
    • Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP)

  • Choke in Horses

    Choke is the term used to describe esophageal obstruction caused by food or foreign matter. Swallowing too much material too quickly (“bolting”), or swallowing anything that has not been thoroughly chewed and moistened with saliva, are the major causes of choke.

  • Horse Feed: Broodmare Nutrition

    The nutritional status of mares is a critical component in foal health from the moment of conception and continuing through weaning.

  • Body Condition Score Chart

    Areas of emphasis for body condition scoring: thickening of the neck, fat covering the withers, fat deposits along backbone, fat deposits on flanks, fat deposits on inner thighs, fat deposits around tailhead, fat deposits behind shoulders, fat covering ribs, shoulder blends into neck.

  • Horse Care and Management

    Horse management is the business of providing for a horse’s needs. Horses absolutely require only a few things: a safe place to live, something to eat, and water to drink. In order to be comfortable and healthy, however, they also need exercise, companionship, grooming, shelter, and a health support program that includes disease prevention, hoof maintenance, parasite control, and dental care.

  • Horse Care and Management

    Horse management is the business of providing for a horse’s needs. Horses absolutely require only a few things: a safe place to live, something to eat, and water to drink. In order to be comfortable and healthy, however, they also need exercise, companionship, grooming, shelter, and a health support program that includes disease prevention, hoof maintenance, parasite control, and dental care.

  • Body Condition Score Chart

    Areas of emphasis for body condition scoring: thickening of the neck, fat covering the withers, fat deposits along backbone, fat deposits on flanks, fat deposits on inner thighs, fat deposits around tailhead, fat deposits behind shoulders, fat covering ribs, shoulder blends into neck.

  • Horse Feed: Broodmare Nutrition

    The nutritional status of mares is a critical component in foal health from the moment of conception and continuing through weaning.

  • Feeding Fat Horses: A Weighty Matter

    Most healthy horses have body condition scores between 4 and 6. Healthy horses can be thinner or heavier, and certain life stages may prompt scores outside this range. As researchers study metabolic issues that influence body weight, it is becoming obvious that maintaining horses in moderate body condition may be much healthier than keeping them even slightly overweight.

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