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Barastoc: Omega-3s Beneficial to Joint Health

Barastoc: Omega-3s Beneficial to Joint Health

Recently, some of the world’s most experienced arthritis researchers collaborated to better define the impact of a diet enriched in omega-3 fatty acids on joint disease.

Australasian Focus

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anxious horse

Antianxiety Supplements: Do They Work In Horses?

Researchers set out to compare the effects of acepromazine, a common neuroleptic agent that produces marked sedation, with a magnesium-based antianxiety formulation on heart rate and cortisol levels as horses engage in everyday tasks.

Nutrition

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effects of nsaids on horses

Equine Gastric Ulcers and NSAID Administration

In a recent study, a group of researchers dove deeper into NSAID-induced gastric ulcers to attain a better understanding of the disease.

KER Research

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heart rate variability

What Are the Effects of Carbohydrate Intake on Heart Rate Variability in Horses?

Heart rate variability (HRV) records the fluctuations between successive heartbeats, thereby measuring the function of the autonomic nervous system. HRV has been successfully used to study stress and behavior in many species. This study examined the effects of NSC levels on equine stress and behavior using HRV indices.

Health

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embryo transfer in horses

Freezing Equine Embryos to Maximize Transfer Success

Victory! You finally have viable embryos from your favorite mare that can be stored for future transfer. Now what? How should these embryos be preserved for maximal viability?

General Interest

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methods to predict foaling in horses

Predicting Foaling in Mares: A Review of Methods

In recent years horse owners have used mammary secretions in an attempt to foretell foaling. Researchers recently set out to determine if there is any truth in these tried methods of predicting foaling.