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Nutrition

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Diet Adjustments Provide Relief for PSSM Horses

Advances in genetic research have made diagnosis of PSSM straightforward in many cases, and feeding trials have fine-tuned nutritional approaches so that affected horses can lead normal, useful lives.

KER Research

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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.

Health

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Shoe Boil: Elbow Swelling in Horses

As its name suggests, a shoe boil is usually caused by the heel of a horseshoe consistently rubbing the elbow when a horse is lying down.

General Interest

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Rings and Ridges: What Horse Hooves Reveal

Just as coat condition serves as an indication of health status in horses, changes in hooves may provide clues to a horse’s historical well-being.