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Barastoc: Nutrition Advice for a Horse with Multiple Health Problems

Barastoc: Nutrition Advice for a Horse with Multiple Health Problems

The professionals at KER field many questions each day about the nutritional management of horses. Some queries can be answered quickly, while others require more analysis. This scenario recently landed in the inbox of a KER nutritionist.

Australasian Focus

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Feeding to Support Recovery in Old Horses

Older horses are already at risk when injured, due to the existence of a compromised immune system and a pre-existing pro-inflammatory state.

Nutrition

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Consider Soluble Fiber for Exercising Horses

Recent research suggests that soluble fiber provides adequate energy for exercising horses and could be a healthy alternative for horses at risk for colic.

KER Research

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oats and glycemic response

How Do Different Diets Affect Glycemic Response in Horses?

The purpose of this experiment was to determine glycemic response in horses fed six different feeds at three different levels of intake.

Health

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Cleft Palate in Horses

Though cleft palate, or palatoschisis, is relatively rare in horses, the congenital defect ranks as the most common craniofacial abnormality.

General Interest

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Rings and Ridges: What Horse Hooves Reveal

Just as coat condition serves as an indication of health status in horses, changes in hooves may provide clues to a horse’s historical well-being.