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NRM: Putting Weight on a Skinny Horse with Rice Bran

NRM: Putting Weight on a Skinny Horse with Rice Bran

Sometimes, getting a thin horse to gain weight is simply a matter of increasing the caloric density of the diet. Other times, the diet may need to be higher in calories because of a medical, psychological, or environmental problem.


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Understanding Horse Feed Analysis Results: A Primer

We’ve asked equine nutritionist Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D., of Kentucky Equine Research to help us review three feeds, citing differences and potential problems.

KER Research

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How Does Dietary Rice Bran Affect Glycemic Response in Horses?

The objective of this study was twofold: to measure the starch content of rice bran, whole oats, and corn, and to determine the glycemic response to a meal of rice bran in Thoroughbred horses.


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Using Bacteria to Deworm Horses

In the face of a persistent increase in resistance of equine internal parasites to available chemical dewormers, Martin Nielsen, D.V.M., Ph.D., is choosing a different approach to parasite control.

General Interest

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Nutritional Management of Horses in Chile

Many equine breeds are well represented in Chile, a country situated along the southwestern coast of South America. What is the nutritional management of these horses?