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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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Consider Soluble Fiber for Exercising Horses

Recent research suggests that soluble fiber provides adequate energy for exercising horses and could be a healthy alternative for horses at risk for colic.

KER Research

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oats and glycemic response

How Do Different Diets Affect Glycemic Response in Horses?

The purpose of this experiment was to determine glycemic response in horses fed six different feeds at three different levels of intake.

Health

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Cleft Palate in Horses

Though cleft palate, or palatoschisis, is relatively rare in horses, the congenital defect ranks as the most common craniofacial abnormality.

General Interest

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Balancing Warmth and Weight Gain in Easy Keepers

For many horses, the defense against cold is simple: free-choice access to good-quality forage. Is this the best tack for all horses, though, even easy keepers?