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Who Makes Nutrition Choices for Your Horse?

I was interested to find the recent paper by Roberts and Murray titled, “Equine Nutrition in the USA: A review of perceptions and practices of horse owners and veterinarians,” a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2014.04.006). This review paper summarizes a series of research studies that have been […]
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Dexamethasone and Insulin Sensitivity

Dr. Brennan of the Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition at Alltech, Inc in Nicholasville, KY, and Dr. Urschel of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY (and fellow Canadian) recently published research regarding some long-term effects of dexamethasone therapy. Their work “Recovery of insulin […]
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What Makes Feed Appealing to Horses?

Ever wonder why your horse might select and prefer one feed over another? Redgate, Cooper, Hall, Eady and Harris reported on feed selection in the Journal of Animal Science (published online February 4, 2014); “Dietary experience modifies horses’ feeding behavior and selection patterns of 3 macronutrient rich diets.” Some species have been shown to select […]
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Elimination Due to Metabolic Issues in Endurance Horses

Nagy, Murray and Dyson recently published a study in the first issue of the 2014 Equine Veterinary Journal (Volume 46, pages 38-44), titled Descriptive epidemiology and risk factors for eliminations from Fédération Equestre Internationale endurance rides due to lameness and metabolic reasons (2008-2011). In light of the upcoming Alltech World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France in August 2014, this article […]
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Non-Structural Carbohydrates in Forages

Longland, Barfoot and Harris have conducted extensive research on non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) in forages and feeding management. Their most recent work is forthcoming in the Veterinary Record (doi:10.1136/vr.101820), titled Effect of period, water temperature and agitation on loss of water-soluble carbohydrates and protein from grass hay: implications for equine feeding management. The study examined four different types of […]