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Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Consider the Source

The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for horses are believed to be numerous: decreased inflammation in various tissues, increased immune response, maintenance of healthy membranes, and an upsurge in sperm production, to name just a Read More

Equine Metabolic Syndrome a Focus of Research

The Equine Science Society Symposium (ESS) is a gathering place for researchers involved in all aspects of equine health and well-being. For more than two decades, Kentucky Equine Research (KER) has presented findings from its nutrition and exercis Read More

Preventing Developmental Orthopedic Disease through Nutrition

Developmental orthopedic disease can rob a young horse of his future as a sound athlete. Read More

Researchers Track Body Condition, Metabolic Conditions by Discipline

The sport in which horses participate often dictates the body condition in which they are maintained. Polo ponies are typically sleek and trim, their fitness evident in a tight, tucked-up appearance. The same can be said of most racehorses. Read More

Equine Nutrition in Less-than-Ideal Conditions: Dealing with Disaster

As horse owners put together a disaster plan and cope with difficult situations, one of the first concerns should be minimizing changes in feed management. Read More

Water: The Overlooked Nutrient

Water is vital for the health of horses; as such they should have access to it at all times. Read More

Hard at Work or Hardly Working? Equine Work Intensity

Optimal nutrition of the performance horse hinges foremost on the exercise it performs. Just as the diet of a human bodybuilder is dissimilar to that of a marathon runner, most horses are fed with performance goals in mind. Therefore, accurately Read More