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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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weanling horse

Weaning Foals: Nutritional Strategies

In many parts of the world, foaling season has arrived; yet in other regions, weaning has commenced. As we know, weaning can be stressful, frequently resulting in temporary periods of decreased weight gain, diarrhea, and potentially suppressed immunity.

KER Research

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How Does Dietary Rice Bran Affect Glycemic Response in Horses?

The objective of this study was twofold: to measure the starch content of rice bran, whole oats, and corn, and to determine the glycemic response to a meal of rice bran in Thoroughbred horses.

Health

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horse in pasture

Is Your Horse Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Several studies also show that vitamin D supports the immune system, especially when confronted with respiratory illnesses such as inflammatory airway disease and influenza. One recently published study in human subjects, however, questioned this theory.

General Interest

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Feeding Horses Almonds: Surprising Facts

Health and fitness aficionados encourage daily consumption of almonds, and some even refer to the treat as the world’s healthiest food. Could almonds be the next “superfood” for your horse?