One proposed hypothesis explains that poor semen quality following cooling involves the production of high levels of free radicals that damage sperm cell membranes. With this in mind, several research groups attempted to add antioxidants to collected semen samples as protection from free radical damage.
Why isn't protein content the primary consideration when selecting a feed for a mature horse?
Instead of reaching for peppermints as treats, consider brightly colored fruits, vegetables, and even berries so horses reap the rewards of a class of compounds called polyphenols.
The benefits of omega-3 supplementation are becoming increasingly clear, thus skyrocketing the popularity of products containing long-chain fatty acids. Is there a difference between omega-3 sources, or are all omega-3s created equally?
An equine nutritionist suggested vitamin E for my show horse that travels nonstop for much of the year. Why?
After offering horses various cuttings of bermudagrass and teff hay either with or without poultry litter fertilization, researchers found that the horses in the study preferred bermudagrass over teff hay and preferred forages that were not fertilized with poultry litter.
Is hay made from tall fescue acceptable forage for a pregnant broodmare?
Obesity remains one of the most important health and welfare issues facing horses living in developed nations. Yes, increased exercise combined with dietary restriction plays an important role in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, but what else can we do to help?
The likelihood of developmental orthopedic disorders, such as osteochondritis dissecans, increases if weanlings aren’t fed properly during this transition period.
Could a lack of calcium in my mare's diet cause symptoms similar to those seen in dairy cows with milk fever?
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