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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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body condition scoring

Understanding Weight Loss and Diet in Mature Horses

Mature horses that begin to lose weight on an unchanging diet are a puzzle for their owners. It’s not always easy to find the cause of weight loss and correct the problem.

KER Research

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high-speed treadmill

Feeding Horses Before Exercise: What to Feed and When?

Three experiments were conducted to evaluate if feeding hay with and without grain affects glycemic response and hematological responses in Thoroughbred horses at rest and during a simulated competition exercise.

Health

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respiratory disease

Heaves and Other Breathing Problems in Horses

Minor degrees of airway inflammation and small increases in mucus production quickly take their toll on horses, and every effort must be made to keep respiratory disease at bay.

General Interest

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alfalfa plant and winter damage

Effect of Severe Winter Weather on Alfalfa Plants

Winter damage to alfalfa plants varies, but many alfalfa fields will see relatively good plant survival, even following periods of severe cold temperatures. Horse owners who harvest alfalfa hay from their own land will want to check plants in early spring to find out if reseeding or renovation is necessary.