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EQUI-JEWEL for Optimal Condition

EQUI-JEWEL for Optimal Condition

Many products claim to condition your horse in a similar way to EQUI-JEWEL, but don’t be fooled.

Australasian Focus

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horse eating hay

Effects of Soaking Hay for Horses

The nutritional impact of soaking hay can be significant and is often overlooked, especially if the hay is of marginal quality.

Nutrition

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vitamin e for horses

Role of Vitamin E in Equine Nerve and Muscle Health

Vitamin E plays an important role in muscle and nerve function, which likely explains why the nutrient is commonly fed to performance horses.

KER Research

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diets to reduce the incidence of tying-up

Can High-Fat or Low-Starch Diets Minimize Muscle Cramping in Horses?

This study was designed to determine the effects of three rations on plasma creatine kinase activity and lactate concentration in Thoroughbred horses with recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis.

Health

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equine digestive tract

Microbes and Equine Gastrointestinal Health

A complex microscopic world thrives inside the gastrointestinal tracts of healthy horses. Pinpointing surefire ways to optimize and stabilize these microscopic organisms will benefit horses immensely, especially in times of stress or illness.

General Interest

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pregnant horse

Excess Weight and EMS Negatively Impact Horse Reproduction

Although a number of factors influence mare fertility and early embryonic death, excess body condition, which is commonly observed in horses with equine metabolic syndrome, contributes to the problem.