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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.


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Feed Horses by Weight, Not Volume

Most horsemen rely on both forage and concentrates to fuel the performance and breeding goals of the horses and ponies in their care. Forage requirements are typically met, but how much concentrate to offer can be a tricky question, especially if a horse owner is unaccustomed to weighing feed.

KER Research

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What Are the Effects of Carbohydrate Intake on Heart Rate Variability in Horses?

Heart rate variability (HRV) records the fluctuations between successive heartbeats, thereby measuring the function of the autonomic nervous system. HRV has been successfully used to study stress and behavior in many species. This study examined the effects of NSC levels on equine stress and behavior using HRV indices.


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Joint Supplements for Horses: Follow Directions for Safety

According to researchers, using a non-FDA-approved joint product off-label not only appears to have no benefit but may also actually be harmful.

General Interest

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Study: Ulcers in Weanling Horses

According to a recent study, the belief that feeding alfalfa to horses and weanlings helps protect their delicate stomachs from ulceration might warrant a closer look.