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Australian ban on artificial insemination

Australian Court Upholds Ban on AI for Thoroughbred Horses

A former racing official in Australia filed suit against the Australian Racing Board and many other national racing associations on the premise that the ban on artificial insemination could be seen as anti-competitive and a restraint of trade.


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Wealings playing

Feeding Weanling Horses for a Smooth Growth Plane

Keeping a smooth, steady plane of growth in young horses is desirable because skeletal problems are somewhat more common in foals that have growth slumps or sudden weight gains.

KER Research

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measuring hindgut acidity

Will a Hindgut Buffer Nutritionally Support Horses that Eat a High-Grain Diet?

This study was designed to test the efficacy and safety of feeding a protected sodium bicarbonate product to treat hindgut acidosis in horses fed a high-grain ration.


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Horse lying down

Lyme Disease in Horses: Just the Basics

What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an illness that can affect horses, dogs, cats, humans, and other mammals. This illness is a threat wherever ticks are found, and early treatment gives the best chance for recovery.

General Interest

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Muddy horse

Loafing Areas for Horses: Solving the Problem of Dust and Mud

As winter approaches, more frequent rains turn dry, dusty pastures into sticky, slippery mudholes that just get bigger and deeper as the season progresses. For a relatively low cost, this cycle of summer dust and winter mud can be permanently derailed.