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Vet performing a lameness exam flexing the hock.
October 16, 2023

Do Low Mineral Levels Predispose Horses to Lameness?

Because lameness is one of the costliest conditions affecting horses, researchers have investigated the effects of mineral deficiencies. Read more
Foal laying in field
March 14, 2022

Mineral Content of Pasture Affects Hoof Composition in Foals

Levels of calcium, copper, and zinc in the hoof capsule before and after weaning are influenced by season and Read more
Front two horse hooves laminitis.
October 11, 2021

Feeding Suggestions for Laminitis-Prone Horses

Nutritional countermeasures may keep susceptible horses from developing laminitis, although due to its many causes, laminitis is not completely Read more
Young Thoroughbred Horse Looking Out of his Stall in a Training Barn
May 31, 2021

Ligament Inflammation in Horses: Consider Bone Supplements for Layups

What can be done while a horse is recovering from a soft tissue injury to encourage a sound reentrance Read more
May 21, 2021

When to Offer Joint Supplements to Horses

Research shows that prophylactic administration of joint supplements may delay the onset of osteoarthritis. Read more
Vet taking x-ray of stifle.
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
Horse's hooves
July 18, 2020

Feeding for Sound Summer Hooves

Keeping your horse sound for summer riding is partly related to taking good care of his hooves. Feeding for Read more
Equine nutrition research blood sample 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

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