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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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Overweight Horse? Microbes May Be Partially to Blame

Overconditioned horses have decreased reproductive and athletic performance and are at risk for insulin resistance and laminitis. Frequently horses become obese secondary to being offered concentrate feeds that aren’t necessary to maintain moderate body condition.

KER Research

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Will a Hindgut Buffer Nutritionally Support Horses that Eat a High-Grain Diet?

This study was designed to test the efficacy and safety of feeding a protected sodium bicarbonate product to treat hindgut acidosis in horses fed a high-grain ration.

Health

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Vesicular Stomatitis Hits Horses in Western States

Colorado and Texas have postponed equine events in the last month because of confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis. The rhabdovirus causes sores and blisters in the mouth, skin erosions, fever, and sloughing of the skin on the muzzle, tongue, teats, and above the hooves of affected animals.

General Interest

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Economic Impact of Equine Industry: It’s More Than Just Horses

At the 2013 September Keeneland sale of horses in Kentucky, the average price rose 17% from the previous year, and total sales were up 28 percent. However, the sale value of horses is only part of the total economic contribution of the horse industry.