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Nutrition

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Nutrient Digestibility in Horses: Does It Change with Age?

Many horsemen believe that diets should be more heavily fortified as horses age in order to make up for losses in digestive efficiency, but new research is challenging this notion.

KER Research

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How Is Natural-Source Vitamin E Superior to Synthetic Vitamin E for Horses?

Studies were conducted to determine if synthetic and natural-source vitamin E have similar bioavailabilities when administered at equal doses and to determine if water-dispersible forms of vitamin E are more bioavailable than lipid-soluble forms.

Health

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Traveling Affects the Equine Microbiome

New evidence shows that travel can have an impact on the equine microbiome, the microbial population of the hindgut critical for proper digestion, immune function, and nutrient and energy production.

General Interest

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Influence of Equine Management on Ammonia Emissions

Ammonia gas reacts with sulfuric acid and nitric acid in the air to form small particles that have negative health and environmental effects. Of importance, those small particles aggravate respiratory diseases in horses.