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  • Feeding Fallacies

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 8, 2001

    Feeding horses properly is not difficult. Reliance upon an educated horseman, a veterinarian, or an equine nutritionist is paramount if a feeding management question arises. This is particularly true when confronted with an old wives' tale.

  • Forage Falsehoods

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 5, 2001

    While some old-fashioned feeding practices remain pertinent in this day and age, others have fallen by the wayside. Over the last several decades, research has debunked some commonly held beliefs concerning the nutritional management of horses.

  • Taking Care of the Senior Horse

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 1, 2000

    As we become more aware of the problems facing geriatric horses, they have a much better chance at surviving into their golden years than they would have had 100 years ago. Strong emotional ties can motivate many owners to be observant of their beloved beasts and to take the extra steps it requires to maintain them in health and comfort.

  • Taking Care of the Senior Horse

    By Dr. Kathleen Crandell · November 1, 2000

    As we become more aware of the problems facing geriatric horses, they have a much better chance at surviving into their golden years than they would have had 100 years ago. Strong emotional ties can motivate many owners to be observant of their beloved beasts and to take the extra steps it requires to maintain them in health and comfort.

  • Equine Nutritionist Q&A: Slowing Down the Fast Eating Horse

    By KER Staff · October 27, 2000

    <p> How do you slow down a horse who bolts his feed?</p>

  • Equine Nutritionist Q&A: Coprophagy in the Young Horse

    By KER Staff · October 27, 2000

    <p> What causes a horse to eat dry manure?</p>

  • Preparing the Halter Horse

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 17, 1999

    There are many additional "tricks of the trade" that can be applied to help the halter horse reach his optimum potential, but the successful basics remain the same. It is essential for halter horses to be on a properly balanced diet. Exercise must be carefully designed for each individual animal to avoid potential injury and build the valuable muscle tone that can make a difference between winning and being just another horse in the class.

  • Selenium for Horses: How Important Is It?

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 9, 1999

    Subclinical signs of selenium deficiency may be easily overlooked. Because the major role of selenium is in the oxidative defense system, deficiency would first compromise cellular integrity.

  • Selenium for Horses: How Important Is It?

    By Dr. Kathleen Crandell · November 9, 1999

    Subclinical signs of selenium deficiency may be easily overlooked. Because the major role of selenium is in the oxidative defense system, deficiency would first compromise cellular integrity.

  • What Are Those Pellets in the Sweet Feed?

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 8, 1999

    This diet food scenario has proven very effective when feeding broodmares in late pregnancy. Most mares will sail through pregnancy in good body condition and can be fed the recommended amounts of sweet feed to provide essential protein, vitamins and minerals.

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