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The Do's and Don'ts of Colic Prevention for the Horse

The Do's and Don'ts of Colic Prevention for the Horse

Colic is the term used to describe abdominal pain in the horse. Colic cases can range from mild discomfort to serious cases requiring surgery. The following are some do's and don’ts for preventing colic in your horse.

Nutrition

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Stress of Weaning Impacts Digestive Health of Foals

According to new research, weaning is one of the most stressful events in a horse’s life.

KER Research

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What Diet Is Best for Horses with PSSM?

The purpose of this exercise trial was to determine the effects of four diets varying in starch and fat content on blood glucose and insulin concentrations as well as on indicators of exercise-induced muscle strain and damage in horses with polysaccharide storage myopathy.

Health

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Diagnosing Equine Tapeworms Using Saliva

Years ago a blood test for detecting equine tapeworms was introduced to horse owners to improve detection of tapeworms. Now, a simple test using a saliva sample can also reveal the presence of tapeworms.

General Interest

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Using Genetics to Train Athletic Horses

Results from one recent study suggest identification of genes that play a role in how muscles respond and adapt to exercise may, in the near future, also help train performance horses.