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Achieve Spring Shine with KER Bio-Bloom

Achieve Spring Shine with KER Bio-Bloom

As spring approaches, the goal for most horse owners is to have a shiny, healthy coat and strong hooves emerge from the winter season, especially in show horses.

Australasian Focus

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Vitamin capsules

Vitamin E in Horse Hay

For horses that have access to plentiful amounts of fresh green forage, additional vitamin supplementation is often unnecessary. Shortly after harvesting, however, the amount of vitamins A and E decreases significantly in hay and hay products.

Nutrition

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Vitamin capsules

Vitamin E in Horse Hay

For horses that have access to plentiful amounts of fresh green forage, additional vitamin supplementation is often unnecessary. Shortly after harvesting, however, the amount of vitamins A and E decreases significantly in hay and hay products.

KER Research

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oats and glycemic response

How Do Different Diets Affect Glycemic Response in Horses?

The purpose of this experiment was to determine glycemic response in horses fed six different feeds at three different levels of intake.

Health

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horse stall bedding

Bedding, Diet Impact Equine Asthma: What Can You Do?

Horses maintained primarily outdoors generally have healthier airways and a lower incidence of asthma than those kept predominantly in stables. When faced with stabling, what bedding best minimizes damage to respiratory tissues?

General Interest

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horse colostrum quality

Prolactin Does Not Improve Colostrum Quality in Mares

According to one recent study, prolactin does not appear to increase the concentration of immunoglobulins—infection-fighting proteins—in mammary secretions, including colostrum.