Brazilian Focus

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Manejo Alimentar Pode Influenciar no Comportamento Eqüino

O tipo de alimento e do manejo alimentar tem sido estudado com o intuito de se determinar os efeitos, se existirem, das praticas de alimentação moderna no comportamento eqüino.

Nutrition

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Broodmare eating hay

Mares Show Changes in Dry Matter Intake in Late Gestation

There is some speculation that the physical presence of the maturing fetus decreases the volume of the intestinal tract, potentially decreasing overall dry matter intake.

KER Research

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mineral digestibility in horses

How Well Are Copper, Zinc, and Manganese Digested by Horses?

Mature Thoroughbreds were used to determine the effects of intake level on the digestibility of copper, zinc, and manganese in sedentary horses.

Health

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Riding during cool weather

Keep Horses Comfortable and Healthy in Hot Weather

Basic management steps can help horses stay as comfortable as possible during the long, hot days of summer.

General Interest

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Horse trailer

Shipping Horses in Hot Weather: Boots or Leg Bandages?

Researchers recorded skin temperatures of horses’ legs without leg coverings, wearing boots, and wearing bandages.