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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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Performance Horses Benefit From High-Energy Forages

Performance horses require more calories per day than pleasure horses or horses used for light or moderate work. Researchers suggest adding “high-energy” forage to diets to help meet the calorie demands of equine athletes.

KER Research

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What Are the Total-Tract Digestibility and Glycemic Responses of Processed Corn in Sedentary Horses?

A study was conducted to investigate the nutritional value of GM (Golden Max) for horses and compare it to the typical forms of processed corn commonly fed to horses, cracked (CC) and steam-flaked corn (SF).

Health

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horse drinking from water trough in field

Equine Herpesvirus Prevention: Clean Shared Water Sources

Infection with the equine herpesvirus-1 can have devastating effects on both domestic and wild horses. While close contact between horses, including sharing of feed buckets or tack, has been touted as a common route of transmission, researchers believe water also serves as a potential means of viral spread between horses.

General Interest

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Identifying, Managing Equine Lameness

According to a recent study, lameness in horses can be extremely difficult to identify, with gait asymmetries in nearly 75% of horses deemed sound by their owners.