Kentucky Equine Research

Articles by Kentucky Equine Research - 9 results

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Nutrition

Gluten Sensitivity

In some humans with celiac disease, sensitivity to gluten causes a host of physical problems such as inflammation, gas, bloating, and diarrhea.

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Nutrition

Causes of Poor Appetite in Horses: Tempting the Picky Eater

Domesticated horses live a somewhat privileged life, and many horses could be described as being spoiled when it comes to feed.

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Health

The Healthy Horse Check List

Is your horse healthy? A veterinarian can determine a horse's health status, but there are indicators of health an owner can check before calling a vet.

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Health

Health Q&A

A "roarer" is a horse that makes a whistling or rasping noise as it inhales while exercising, this article will explore the reasoning behind the noise.

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Nutrition

Selenium Toxicity and Deficiency

Tying-up in horses was associated with selenium deficiency in the past, but selenium does not seem to be a major factor in cases of tying-up today.

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Health

Tooth Problems in Older Horses

The shape and condition of a horse's teeth change as it ages. Because of this, older horses may have dental problems not usually seen in younger equines.

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Health

4 Tips for Selecting Supplements

Whether it is a joint, metabolic, respiratory, or other type of supplements, consider the following to find the product that best suits your horse’s needs.

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Nutrition

What do Hoof Rings Indicate?

This article highlights what a horse's hoof rings can mean, and also goes into detail to explain the basics of hoof growth and what factors can impact it.

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Health

Hygromas: Unsound, or Just Unsightly?

A hygroma is an accumulation of fluid which follows trauma such as a kick or an impact from falling, and don't usually cause lameness in horses.