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Fact Sheet

Feeding Geriatric Horses

Aging equines that can’t properly chew or digest their food need special nutritional care.

Fact Sheet

Feeding Easy Keepers

The term "easy keepers" refers to horses and ponies that maintain or gain weight on a minimum amount of food.

Fact Sheet

Hoof Supplements

Oral supplements might be indicated for horses with dry, cracked, or brittle hooves.

Fact Sheet

The Horse's Digestive System

The horse's digestive system is large, complex, and functions like a factory, yet it is exceedingly delicate.

Fact Sheet

Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Equine metabolic syndrome typically effects easy keeper horses and is a metabolic and hormonal disorder.

Fact Sheet

Tying-up in Horses

Tying-up, also known as azoturia, set fast, or Monday morning disease, is a common equine muscle disease.

Fact Sheet

Vitamins and Minerals

They represent only a tiny portion of your horse’s feed intake, but they pack a nutritional wallop.

Fact Sheet

Composting

Composting is an economical and efficient method for managing equine manure. Learn more with this free report.

Fact Sheet

Anhidrosis in Horses

Anhidrosis: About 5-10% of horses are unable to sweat, which means they do not perform well as athletes.

Convention Report

Neurology

Coverage of equine neurology topics at the 2010 American Association for Equine Practitioners Convention.

Special Report

Muscles, Tendons, & Ligaments

A horse's motion is achieved from the highly integrated interaction between muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Special Report

The Horse's Digestive System

Brush up on your knowledge about how the horse's digestive tract functions.

Special Report

Weighty Issues

Owners can lower equine obesity by replacing grain rations with a fiber-rich, low-carbohydrate diet.

Convention Report

Kester News Hour

Top 2008 equine studies include lawsonia, EPM, heart murmurs, etc., at the AAEP Convention.

Convention Report

9 Keys to Equine Nutrition

Lydia F. Gray, DVM, MA, described 9 keys to understanding equine nutrition at the 2008 AAEP Convention.

Convention Report

Lameness Research

Lameness was an important topic at the 2008 AAEP Convention. Topics included arthritis treatment among others.

Special Report

Fields and Fences

There's a whole lot more to grazing management than simply turning your horses out when the pastures green up.

Convention Report

AAEP 2007 Convention Complete Coverage

A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.

Special Report

Older Horses: Respecting Our Elders

Seasonal tips for enhancing & even extending the life of an older horse.

Special Report

12 Months of Feeding Tips

A 12-month rundown of some of the year’s most important feeding concerns.

Special Report

Managing Joint Health

Tips for year-round equine joint health and management.

Convention Report

Kester News Hour

A variety of topics were highlighted during the reinvented Kester News Hour at the 2007 AAEP Convention.

Convention Report

Arthritis in Horses

Treatments for osteoarthritis in horses, including doxycycline, as discussed at the 2007 AAEP Convention.

Convention Report

Digestive Health in Horses

Experts at the 2007 AAEP Convention discussed multiple topics related to equine digestive health.

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