Water & Electrolytes

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Fluoridated Water and Horses

October 14, 2012

Studies are needed to determine safe limits of fluoride in feed and water for horses.... Read More

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Antioxidant Status in Three-Day Eventing Horses Studied

September 07, 2012

A recent study shows that antioxidant levels appear to be challenged during the competition.... Read More

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Equine Electrolytes, Exercise, and the Heat

August 21, 2012

Always ensure horses are consuming their baseline sodium, potassium, and chloride requirements each day.... Read More

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Managing Horses During Drought

July 04, 2012

Drought conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.... Read More

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Electrolyte Use in Performance Horses

July 03, 2012

Electrolytes can help increase equine performance when supplementing a balanced diet.... Read More

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Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 01, 2012

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 3: Trail and Endurance

July 01, 2012

Attention to conditioning and minimizing wear and tear can help horses stay on the trail for years to come.... Read More

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Livestock Heat-Stress Emergency Issued as High Temps Persist

June 27, 2012

High temperatures and dry conditions cause a livestock heat stress emergency warning to be issued.... Read More

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Seven Mules, Two Horses Die at California National Park

June 12, 2012

The animals died after a watering system malfunctioned, leaving them without an adequate water supply.... Read More

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Customizing Senior Horse Diets

June 07, 2012

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition.... Read More

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Protein's Role in Fueling Performance Horses

April 14, 2012

Protein--made up of amino acids--mainly functions in muscle, tendon, and ligament development and repair.... Read More

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2012 KER Nutrition Conference Scheduled for May 17-18

April 09, 2012

The 18th Kentucky Equine Research (KER) Conference will be held May 17-18, 2012, at the Embassy Suites Hotel.... Read More

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Equine Electrolyte Use and Gastric Emptying (AAEP 2011)

March 15, 2012

An effective electrolyte supplement replaces ion and water loss during exercise, one researcher said.... Read More

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Cold Weather Colic

January 01, 2012

The No. 1 cause of colic during winter is a lack of fresh, unfrozen water. ... Read More

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Challenges in Hydrating and Balancing Equine Electrolytes

December 21, 2011

Horses do not have the same drive to drink while competing as humans, one researcher explained.... Read More

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Study: Horses Prefer Nonacidic Water

September 04, 2011

A team of researchers recently revealed that horses tend to prefer water with neutral pH levels than low pH.... Read More

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The Long and Short of Horse Trailering

August 01, 2011

In true summer riding season fashion, horse owners are heading down the road to trail rides and shows. ... Read More

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The Science Behind Equine Nutritional Supplements

August 01, 2011

Which equine nutritional supplements have the research to back up their claims?... Read More

Hosing your horse off with cold water is a good way to help them stay cool in the hot summer months.

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Hot Weather Calls for Cool Care of Your Horse

July 31, 2011

For riding enthusiasts, summertime necessitates paying extra attention to your horse's physical needs.... Read More

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Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

July 13, 2011

Find out what the most important things to consider are when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More

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Understanding Electrolyte Formulas

July 02, 2011

Proper electrolyte balance and hydration should be a main priority for horse owners. In stressful situations, ... Read More

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Beat the Heat

July 01, 2011

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even tougher on horses.... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent Colic

July 01, 2011

Horses are more prone to digestive upset than other domestic animals because of how their GI tract functions. ... Read More

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Digestive Health Through the Seasons

June 24, 2011

With a little forethought you can maintain that all-important digestive health throughout the year.... Read More

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Electrolyte Primer

April 01, 2011

Not every horse requires electrolyte supplementation to regulate water content in the body, but some do. ... Read More