Vitamin K not only plays an important role in blood-clotting but also in a number of other physiological processes such as bone metabolism, immune function, programmed cell death, energy production, and the development of spermatozoa.
Scientists know that diet contributes to the formation of gastric ulcers in horses, but what can horse owners do about established ulcers? Can diet adjustments help heal painful divots in the stomach lining?
My aged gelding has two problems: increased gas when he's on spring pasture, and heaves year-round. Can you provide nutritional advice for these health concerns?
Even the shortest trip in a horse trailer for the most seasoned equine jet-setter causes some level of stress due to many factors. In addition, physical injuries, respiratory diseases, colic, laminitis, enterocolitis, and tying-up pose real concerns for horses and owners during transport.
My young gelding frequently passes odd-smelling gas. He has suffered critical colic in the past. Is his diet to blame?
Nutritional buffers can prevent the formation of gastric ulcers in sport horses fed high-concentrate diets and all horses that experience long periods when they are not ingesting any food.
From time to time, veterinarians contact the nutrition experts at KER for consultation on puzzling cases. The following summary represents an account of how two professionals collaborated to help an ailing horse.
I own a two-year-old colt with a long history of nervousness and spookiness, as well as a tendency to gas colic. Given his diet is mostly forage, what might be causing the colic?
My Miniature Horse mare is prone to gas colic and insulin resistance. What can I feed her to help her gain some weight?
Can you review my gelding's diet to determine if it contributed to the gastric ulcers we discovered recently on endoscopy?
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