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Nutrition

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Electrolytes and Performance Horses: Is a Salt Block Enough?

For certain performance horses, would free-choice access to a white or mineralized salt block negate the need for a daily electrolyte supplementation?

KER Research

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How Is Natural-Source Vitamin E Superior to Synthetic Vitamin E for Horses?

Studies were conducted to determine if synthetic and natural-source vitamin E have similar bioavailabilities when administered at equal doses and to determine if water-dispersible forms of vitamin E are more bioavailable than lipid-soluble forms.

Health

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No Shortcut for Diagnosing Equine Gastric Ulcers

A clear diagnosis of equine ulcers can only be achieved if the horse undergoes endoscopic examination, which involves having the veterinarian passes a long flexible tube with a camera in the tip into the stomach to directly visualize and assess the defects.

General Interest

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Mare Condition May Affect Foal Birth Weight

The “size of the prize” at the time of foaling remains a much-discussed topic among horse breeders. Do horse owners or breeders have any true control over how large the foal will end up being at the time of foaling?