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  • Feeding and Care of the Orphan Foal

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 17, 1999

    Foals orphaned at a very early age should either be placed on a foster "nurse" mare or receive an artificial milk substitute. In either case, it is imperative that the newborn receives adequate quantities of colostrum. Obviously, if the mare dies at birth, the foal must be given colostrum from another mare.

  • Making Sense of the Supplements

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 10, 1999

    Sorting through the numerous supplements displayed on the shelves of your local feed store or in the pages of your favorite horse magazine can be difficult. As an equine nutritionist, it is sometimes difficult for me to figure out the intended purpose of certain supplements. However, supplements can be divided into two broad categories.

  • 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.

  • Equine Nutritionist Q&A: Heaves

    By KER Staff · October 26, 1998

    <p> Can an adjusted diet help a horse with Heaves?</p>

  • Equine Dentistry: Benefits of Proper Care

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · October 26, 1998

    Signs of equine dental problems are as varied as are the horses that present them. From the obvious, handfuls of feed dropping from the mouth as the horse eats and grain passing directly through the animal, to the subtler head tilting and weight loss, the solutions involve knowledge, proper equipment, and fortitude.

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