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It’s Slobber Season for Horses!

In spring and summer, pastured horses frequently get what’s known as “a case of the slobbers.” This excessive salivation is usually results from horses eating clover infected with Rhizoctonia leguminicola fungus.

KER Research

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Will a Hindgut Buffer Nutritionally Support Horses that Eat a High-Grain Diet?

This study was designed to test the efficacy and safety of feeding a protected sodium bicarbonate product to treat hindgut acidosis in horses fed a high-grain ration.


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Eye Worms in Horses

Most horse owners have heard about strongyles, bots, ascarids, and various other parasites that live in the equine gastrointestinal tract. Less familiar are other equine parasites such as eye worms.

General Interest

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Study Suggests Link Between High-Speed Training and Bone Fatigue in Racehorses

Injuries to the bones and joints are relatively common for racehorses in training. Recent research at the University of Melbourne was designed to investigate the fatigue properties of equine subchondral bone in Thoroughbred racehorses.