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Brooks Customer Focus: Articles & Videos

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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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mare and foal

Mare Care: Improve Colostrum Quality

High-quality colostrum nourishes foals and protects them from disease-causing pathogens. Colostrum of lesser quality can leave a foal ill-equipped to handle pathogenic assaults. How can owners ensure their mares produce top-of-the-line colostrum?

KER Research

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yearling sales

How Important Are Size and Body Condition for Thoroughbred Sale Yearlings?

Buyers look at various factors--pedigree, conformation, and racing performance of siblings--when considering the purchase of a Thoroughbred yearling. This study was conducted to find out the influence of body size and condition score on sale price.

Health

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horse eating

Factors Affecting Nutrient Delivery in the Horse

The feedstuffs you offer your horse pass through a long, windy route from mouth to rectum. Along the way, several factors can affect the ability of a horse to absorb nutrients from the diet, not all of which are disease-related.

General Interest

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horse eating hay

Forage Shortages and Weed Toxicity in Horses

Though they generally seek out nutritious, palatable plants, horses are inquisitive and will sample an array of vegetation if available, some of which is less than wholesome and maybe toxic.