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Citrus Pulp: A New Ingredient for Horse Feeds?

Citrus pulp, the material left over when orange juice is produced, contains fiber and carbohydrates, two of the staples of equine diets.Can citrus pulp be safely incorporated into feeds for horses?

Nutrition

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Molds: Possible Cause of Positive Equine Drug Tests

Researchers believe that some molds can potentially produce a positive drug test for competitive horses.

KER Research

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How Can Dietary Changes Minimize Skeletal Disease in Young Horses?

The purpose of this study was to evaluate if there is a relationship between a glycemic response test and the incidence of osteochodritis dissecans (OCD) in Thoroughbred weanlings, and to determine if this test would be useful in identifying factors that may predispose young growing horses to OCD.

Health

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Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalopathy and Vitamin E

Some veterinarians recommend the use of vitamin E for horses diagnosed with neurological problems such as Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalopathy (EPM).

General Interest

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Food Allergy Testing In Horses: Latest on IgE

Despite being available for years, allergy testing in horses continues to provide “inconsistent results,” according to a group of equine nutritionists in a recent study.