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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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Heartburn in Horses: A Performance Problem?

Veterinarians once thought that bacterial infection due to inhaled particles was the cause of arytenoid chondritis, or inflammation of the arytenoid cartilages, but a new study suggests otherwise.

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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Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalopathy and Vitamin E

Some veterinarians recommend the use of vitamin E for horses diagnosed with neurological problems such as Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalopathy (EPM).

General Interest

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Food Allergy Testing In Horses: Latest on IgE

Despite being available for years, allergy testing in horses continues to provide “inconsistent results,” according to a group of equine nutritionists in a recent study.