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Electrolyte Oversupplementation: A Real Risk for Horses?

Routine electrolyte supplementation is part and parcel in the diets of performance horses. Intricacies of electrolyte nutrition are sometimes not well understood, especially the implications of oversupplementation.

KER Research

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oats and glycemic response

How Do Different Diets Affect Glycemic Response in Horses?

The purpose of this experiment was to determine glycemic response in horses fed six different feeds at three different levels of intake.


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horse itching

Skin Problems in Horses: Genetic Conditions

Although some skin conditions in horses develop primarily from environmental causes, such as sunburn, others have a genetic component, like melanomas. According to experts, knowing which skin conditions result from genetic anomalies will help facilitate diagnosis, treatment, and even prevention.

General Interest

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equine digestive tract

New Thoughts on Gastric Ulcers in Horses

According to researchers, equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) should no longer be used as an all-encompassing term. Instead, horses with ulcers affecting the glandular region of the stomach, where stomach acid is produced, should instead be described as having equine glandular gastric disease (EGGD).