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Nutrition

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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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Is Nutrient Digestibility Affected by Antibiotic Use in Horses?

This experiment was designed to test whether chronic administration of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (SMZ) affects digestibility in mature horses.

Health

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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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Sleeping foal

Delivery Pending: A Checklist for Mare Owners

Is your broodmare ready for foaling, nursing, and rebreeding? If you’re unsure, consider this eight-point checklist.