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NRM: Feeding Horses After Exercise for Optimal Recovery

NRM: Feeding Horses After Exercise for Optimal Recovery

Equine nutritionists have identified three key considerations when feeding for recovery after exercise: rehydration, replenishment of muscle glycogen stores, and muscle repair and recovery.

Nutrition

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fish oil equine supplement

Fish Oil Supplements for Mares May Benefit Foals

Researchers believe that fish oil, known to make cell membranes more fluid, could potentially increase the ability of a foal’s intestinal cells to absorb immunoglobulin G, a protein obtained from the mare's colostrum that provides foals with the ability to ward off infection.

KER Research

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corn processing and glycemic response

Grinding or Cracking Corn: Does It Affect Digestibility by Horses?

This study was conducted to evaluate how cracking, grinding, or steam processing affects starch digestibility of corn, using glycemic response as an indirect measure of prececal starch digestibility.

Health

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horse footing

Joint Supplements Help Idle and Working Horses

An age-old question: can joint supplements really help my horse?

General Interest

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lameness in horses

Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy in Warmblood Horses

Susannah Lewis, D.V.M., Ph.D., of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, and Stephanie Valberg, D.V.M., Ph.D., of Michigan State University presented research regarding the clinical presentation of PSSM in Warmbloods at the 2016 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Convention.