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Stalled horse

Practicas de Alimentación para Reducir la Incidencia de Cólico

A pesar de la investigación constante en materia de nutrición en equina, eliminar completamente los cólicos de la lista de padecimientos más comunes del caballo es imposible; sin embargo, es posible reducir la incidencia de este siempre y cuando se lleven a cabo prácticas de alimentación acertadas.

Nutrition

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Obese gelding

Overweight Horse? Microbes May Be Partially to Blame

Overconditioned horses have decreased reproductive and athletic performance and are at risk for insulin resistance and laminitis. Frequently horses become obese secondary to being offered concentrate feeds that aren’t necessary to maintain moderate body condition.

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.

Health

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Flies on horse's head

Vesicular Stomatitis Hits Horses in Western States

Colorado and Texas have postponed equine events in the last month because of confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis. The rhabdovirus causes sores and blisters in the mouth, skin erosions, fever, and sloughing of the skin on the muzzle, tongue, teats, and above the hooves of affected animals.

General Interest

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Horse trailer with horses' heads out

Travel Tips for Horse Owners

Two new downloadable booklets released by the University of Kentucky’s Saddle Up Safely program are full of tips on choosing a trailer, getting the horse ready to travel, pulling the trailer safely, and overcoming the horse’s loading problems.