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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vitamin E and the Performance Horse

    By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 10, 1999

    Vitamin E is a non-toxic, fat soluble vitamin which has an important role in many physiological functions such as reproduction, immune response and nerve and muscle function. It also has overlapping yet independent roles with selenium, an essential trace mineral.

  • Equine Nutritionist Q&A: Spring Training

    By KER Staff · October 27, 1999

    <p> Are there any nutritional considerations that will make&nbsp;spring conditioning more efficient and/or get better results?</p>

  • Equine Nutritionist Q&A: Feeding Horses while Traveling

    By KER Staff · October 27, 1999

    <p> Can you feed your horses on the trailier, and when traveling, how often should you stop to water and exercise your horse?</p>

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