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Nutrition

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bone health in horses

Supplements, Tiludronate, and Bone Health in Horses

In addition to appropriate training regimens, diet plays an important role in healthy bone formation. Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and other minerals and vitamins contribute to skeletal strength. In certain horses, nutritional supplements containing these ingredients could make the difference between sound and lame.

KER Research

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body condition in show horses

How Does Body Type Relate to Insulin Level in Performance Horses and Ponies?

This study was conducted to quantify whether body condition was related to resting insulin, glucose, and triglycerides.

Health

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joint support for horses

Horses in Motion: Countering Locomotive Stress

Have you ever stopped to think about what a horse’s body endures while in motion? Moreover, do you ever contemplate what more you could do to support your horse’s bones and joints?

General Interest

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preparing a horse for travel

Horse Transport: Assessing Diet and Performance

Researchers conduct studies to provide horse owners and trainers with evidence-based data to facilitate dietary selection for maximal health and athleticism. As pointed out in a recent publication, an important piece of the puzzle often left out of these studies is the impact of transport prior to competition.