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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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Electrolytes and Performance Horses: Is a Salt Block Enough?

For certain performance horses, would free-choice access to a white or mineralized salt block negate the need for a daily electrolyte supplementation?

KER Research

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How Is Natural-Source Vitamin E Superior to Synthetic Vitamin E for Horses?

Studies were conducted to determine if synthetic and natural-source vitamin E have similar bioavailabilities when administered at equal doses and to determine if water-dispersible forms of vitamin E are more bioavailable than lipid-soluble forms.

Health

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Role of Fecal Bacteria in Equine Grass Sickness

Veterinary researchers now believe that equine grass sickness results from the overgrowth of Clostridium botulinum type C in the large intestine.

General Interest

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Mare Condition May Affect Foal Birth Weight

The “size of the prize” at the time of foaling remains a much-discussed topic among horse breeders. Do horse owners or breeders have any true control over how large the foal will end up being at the time of foaling?