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Nutrition

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Are Genetically Modified Feeds Safe for Horses?

What are genetically modified feed ingredients, and are they really safe to feed to horses?

KER Research

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Thoroughbred skeletal adaptations

What Happens to the Skeleton During Early Training of Racehorses?

To explore the skeletal adaptations involved in early race training, bone density and morphometry were tracked in 15 Thoroughbred yearlings as they began training at a facility where turnout paddocks were available.

Health

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sweaty horse

Heat Stress and Horses

To help horse owners, trainers, and veterinarians better understand heat stroke, which is more accurately referred to as “equine heat exertional illness,” researchers published a comprehensive review on the topic, including detailed recommendations for rapid and effective cooling.

General Interest

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Protein in Horse Diets: Aim for "Required" Levels

Horses need protein to grow and maintain health, but excess nitrogen from too much dietary protein may affect the environment adversely.