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Brazilian Focus

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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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Feeding Mares in Late Gestation: Four Tactics for Success

Pregnant mares require special nutritional attention to ensure the maintenance of their own health and body condition along with the proper growth of the developing fetus.

KER Research

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Is Nutrient Digestibility Affected by Antibiotic Use in Horses?

This experiment was designed to test whether chronic administration of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (SMZ) affects digestibility in mature horses.

Health

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Is Your Horse Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Several studies also show that vitamin D supports the immune system, especially when confronted with respiratory illnesses such as inflammatory airway disease and influenza. One recently published study in human subjects, however, questioned this theory.

General Interest

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Delivery Pending: A Checklist for Mare Owners

Is your broodmare ready for foaling, nursing, and rebreeding? If you’re unsure, consider this eight-point checklist.