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Nutrition

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assessing weight of horse

Using Weight Tapes on Horses

The concept is simple. Just wrap the weight tape around the horse, read off the figures where the end of the tape overlaps the numbered section, and you know how much your horse weighs! Easy and fail-safe, right?

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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Dressage horse

Does Glucosamine Prevent Arthritis in Horse Joints? New Research

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive degradation of articular cartilage that is a common cause of lameness for athletic horses. Oral supplementation of compounds that prevent cartilage degradation or joint injury is an attractive solution for lameness.

General Interest

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Chicken coop with chickens

Poultry Litter Not Recommended for Fertilizing Horse Pastures

“Poultry litter is generally not recommended for use in fields that horses will be grazing or used for making horse hay because of the increased risk for salmonella contamination..."