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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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Proactive Omega-3 Supplementation for Equine Athletes

Proactive prevention may reduce post-exercise inflammation, so the key is to combat inflammation before it occurs. Enter, omega-3 fatty acids.

KER Research

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OCD in weanlings

How Can Dietary Changes Minimize Skeletal Disease in Young Horses?

The purpose of this study was to evaluate if there is a relationship between a glycemic response test and the incidence of osteochodritis dissecans (OCD) in Thoroughbred weanlings, and to determine if this test would be useful in identifying factors that may predispose young growing horses to OCD.

Health

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Skin Problems in Horses: Genetic Conditions

Although some skin conditions in horses develop primarily from environmental causes, such as sunburn, others have a genetic component, like melanomas. According to experts, knowing which skin conditions result from genetic anomalies will help facilitate diagnosis, treatment, and even prevention.

General Interest

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equine digestive tract

New Thoughts on Gastric Ulcers in Horses

According to researchers, equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) should no longer be used as an all-encompassing term. Instead, horses with ulcers affecting the glandular region of the stomach, where stomach acid is produced, should instead be described as having equine glandular gastric disease (EGGD).