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The Importance of Vaccines

The Importance of Vaccines

Vaccines are an important part of your horse's preventative health program.

Canadian Focus

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Sweet Itch in Horses

Researchers at Guelph University in Canada have shown that supplementing diets with flaxseed, a source of omega-3 fatty acids, reduced horses’ skin reactions to the bites of Culicoides midges.

Nutrition

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selenium for horses

Selenium Supplementation in Exercising Horses

In addition to the antioxidant benefits of selenium, supplementation with selenium may also improve mitochondrial biogenesis, an increase in mitochondrial mass to improve energy production.

KER Research

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diets to reduce the incidence of tying-up

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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soft tissue injuries in horses

Gene Therapy for Tendon, Ligament Injuries in Horses

A novel approach to treating therapies was recently described by a group of scientists. Their technique involved using gene therapy to create specific genes that, once injected into the horse, produce proteins that help heal the injury.

General Interest

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process of weaning horse foals

Cold Weather Weaning Practices Impact Foal Health

The weaning process is one of the most stressful events in a horse's life. Stress often causes immunosuppression, leaving the foal’s immune system weaker than normal and unable to fight off infection.