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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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sweaty horse

Electrolytes Vital for Performance Horses

Joe Pagan, Ph.D., founder and owner of Kentucky Equine Research, addresses the two most common questions he receives about electrolyte supplements.

KER Research

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electrolyte and mineral clearance in urine

What Is the Best Design for Urine Collection in Equine Fractional Excretion Studies?

This study was designed to determine daily variation in urinary clearance and fractional excretion (FE) of electrolytes and minerals within and between horses and to compare volumetric and single-sample urine collection for determining FE values of diets with a range of dietary cation-anion balance.

Health

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horse drinking water

Assessing Dehydration in Horses

Over two-thirds of a horse’s body is comprised of water. How do we know if a horse is actually dehydrated?

General Interest

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equine DNA

Genetic Testing in Horses: Out with the Old?

Genetic testing, like many areas of equine medicine, has grown at a remarkable pace.