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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?


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Feeding a New Horse

What’s the best way to make the nutritional transfer from one horse home to the next without upsetting a delicate gastrointestinal system? As with all dietary changes, the switchover requires forethought.

KER Research

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corn oil and gastric emptying

How Does Corn Oil Affect Gastric Emptying and Plasma Glucose Levels in Horses?

This study was designed to determine if gastric emptying is delayed following ingestion of a grain and corn oil meal compared to a meal of grain alone.


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Maximizing Foal Health: Omega-3s for Broodmares

During recent Equine Science Society symposiums, researchers reported, their findings on the impact of omega-3 fatty acids on foal bone metabolism, memory, and cognition.

General Interest

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Bedding Choices for Easy-Keeper Horses

Straw ranks high as a bedding choice among horsemen, but for certain horses it is not the right selection for one simple reason: they eat it! And if those horses are easy keepers, they are adding unnecessary calories to their diet.