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March 01, 2021

Equine Osteoarthritis Treatment, Prevention: Silicon Study

While silicon plays a role in bone and joint health, dietary supplementation of silicon may not affect bone and Read more
Equine nutrition research at KER Performance Center
April 06, 2020

Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Resveratrol in Horses

Even though horses are herbivores, some potentially beneficial plant constituents, such as phytophenols, are not found in the forages Read more
Endurance horse and rider hacking on a farm
July 26, 2019

Endurance Horses: Supporting Healthy Bones

Lameness resulted in 69% of all eliminations from endurance competitions, according to one recently published study. Read more
Drawing blood post-exercise
May 06, 2019

Omega-3s and Inflammation in Athletic Horses

New findings from Kentucky Equine Research suggest long-chain omega-3s may be useful in managing inflammation in hard-working horses. Read more
Woman inspecting horse's hoof
September 24, 2018

Safety of Clodronate in Horses with Navicular

Lameness-related performance issues must be swiftly and effectively diagnosed, a feat often easier said than done. Once the source Read more
Woman inspecting horse's hoof
August 22, 2018

Ouch! Foot-Sore Horses

Most horse owners have heard the phrase “tender-footed,” meaning foot soreness, and the same number have probably dealt with Read more
Longeing a horse in a surcingle
August 15, 2018

Risk Factors for Laminitis in Horses Pinpointed

While pasture-associated laminitis is well known to horse owners, endocrine disorders, including hyperinsulinemia and pars pituitary intermedia dysfunction, are Read more
Horse running in pasture with cattle in background
May 02, 2017

Pasture-Associated Stringhalt in Horses

Pasture-associated stringhalt (PSH) is much like traditional stringhalt, in that it is characterized by exaggerated, spasmodic flexion of the hindlimbs. Read more
Extremely Skinny Horse
January 30, 2017

Hoof Care and the Emaciated Horse

Biotin only improves the growth of new hoof horn, not existing hoof, so its effectiveness depends on reliable administration Read more
Adding supplements into feed buckets
September 12, 2016

Equine Joint Inflammation and Nutritional Supplements

Researchers tested two different oral joint supplements and an NSAID. Horses in all three treatment groups had lower inflammation Read more
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