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Measuring a foal's height.
November 16, 2020

Growth and Development of Thoroughbreds: Review Paper Published

Based on many years of fieldwork and statistical analysis, Kentucky Equine Research has pinpointed several factors that influence the Read more
Weanling standing in pasture
November 29, 2018

Seek Nutrition Advice for Feeding Foals

Weaning can be wrought with confusion for both the foal and owner. Too much energy, too little energy, imbalanced Read more
Weanlings in field
November 21, 2018

Management, Nutrition Significantly Impact OCD in Horses

A recent study using advanced genetic analysis techniques confirmed that multiple genes contribute to the problem, and that environment, Read more
Weanlings in field
September 17, 2018

Principles of Bone Development in Horses

The relationships between growth, nutrition, bone strength and development, body weight, and the forces applied to bone are all Read more
Sleepy foal laying in hay
August 02, 2018

Immunity of Foals: What Is Normal IgG?

Foals are born with an intact, though low-functioning, immune system. Because there is no transfer of immunoglobulins, including immunoglobulin Read more
Mare and foal grazing
July 11, 2018

Foal Nutrition: Four Creep-Feeding Tips

A “one-size-fits-all” approach to creep feeding does not exist, so every foal must be treated and fed as an Read more
Weanlings in field
June 21, 2018

Nutritional Considerations for Foals at Weaning

Weaning is a time of major transition for foals, both nutritionally and psychologically. In addition to being separated from Read more
Weanlings in field
February 28, 2018

Feeding the Weanling Requires Careful Consideration

A general rule of thumb for feeding weanlings is one pound of fortified grain per 100 pounds of body Read more
February 22, 2018

Feeding Young Horses in Confinement

Many young horses in confinement do exceedingly well on diets that contain some traditional feed and a measure of Read more
Weanling standing in pasture
January 02, 2018

The Young Years: Nutrition from Birth to Two Years of Age

The nutritional requirements of horses change as they progress from foalhood to physical maturity. Beginning with a liquid diet Read more
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