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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 for Horses with HYPP

Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), a genetic defect of horses, causes abnormal function of muscle cells, leading to unbalanced sodium and potassium concentrations in muscle tissues.

KER Research

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Can High-Fat or Low-Starch Diets Minimize Muscle Cramping in Horses?

This study was designed to determine the effects of three rations on plasma creatine kinase activity and lactate concentration in Thoroughbred horses with recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis.

Health

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Feeding Horses Safely: Avoiding Toxins and Environmental Contaminants

Many owners are already aware of the dangers horses might encounter during their time on pasture, including blister beetles, tall fescue, botulism, and maple leaves, but there are other feed-related concerns that aren’t as obvious.

General Interest

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equine digestive tract

Grass Sickness in Horses: Degree of Weight Loss and Survival

Horses suffering from equine grass sickness (EGS) present with colic, constipation, and swift, severe weight loss. The underlying cause is damage to the nervous system, especially nerves supplying the gastrointestinal tract.