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Nutrition

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Mare and foal

Broodmares Need a Fortified Diet to Produce Healthy Foals

In mares, the majority of fetal growth occurs in the last three months of pregnancy. Because they do not have to support rapid fetal growth, mares in early pregnancy can be fed much like a horse at maintenance.

KER Research

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feeding fat

What Are the Effects of Feeding a High-Fat Diet to Horses?

A study was designed to evaluate whether adding fat to a grain meal would affect glucose and insulin responses when the level of grain intake remained the same.

Health

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rear view of horse's back

Spinal Nerve Inflammation: Poor Prognosis in Horses

Falls, awkward movements, and getting cast in a stall can be causes of neuritis (inflammation of nerves) in the horse’s spine. Pain, stiffness, poor reflexes, and diminished function are signs that nerves in a particular area of the neck or back have been damaged by trauma or compression.

General Interest

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Wheat

World Grain Harvest Predicted to Set Record

The total international grain harvest for 2013-2014 topped all previous records, and despite early doubts about this year’s yield, the numbers are now expected to be even better for 2014-2015.