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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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vitamin e for horses

Role of Vitamin E in Equine Nerve and Muscle Health

Vitamin E plays an important role in muscle and nerve function, which likely explains why the nutrient is commonly fed to performance horses.

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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equine digestive tract

Microbes and Equine Gastrointestinal Health

A complex microscopic world thrives inside the gastrointestinal tracts of healthy horses. Pinpointing surefire ways to optimize and stabilize these microscopic organisms will benefit horses immensely, especially in times of stress or illness.

General Interest

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pregnant horse

Excess Weight and EMS Negatively Impact Horse Reproduction

Although a number of factors influence mare fertility and early embryonic death, excess body condition, which is commonly observed in horses with equine metabolic syndrome, contributes to the problem.