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Drink-Up Keeps Travelling Horse Hydrated

Drink-Up Keeps Travelling Horse Hydrated

Like many equestrians, Jean Higgins from Queensland struggled to hydrate a horse that would not drink while on the road—until she decided to try KER’s Drink-Up.

Australasian Focus

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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.

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.