Possible Link Between Selenium and Cribbing In Horses

Stereotypic behaviors such as weaving, cribbing, and stall-walking occur commonly in high-performance horses as well as many companion horses. In addition to being unsightly, potentially damaging to the barn, and raising welfare concerns, stereotypic behaviors also result in important health issues such as dental disorders, temporohyoid joint damage, poor performance, weight loss, and colic. “Cribbing is the […]

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Benefits Of Beet Pulp For Horses

Fiber fermentation in the hindgut provides the horse with energy to grow, work, and play. The fiber fraction of a horse’s diet typically comes from pasture or hay, but there are forage alternatives that can help supplement energy, benefit the digestive system, and provide fiber for horses that have trouble chewing traditional forage. One such […]

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Kentucky Equine Research Opens Performance Center In Ocala

Kentucky Equine Research has expanded its research facilities to include a Thoroughbred training center in Ocala, Fla. The company now has three locations dedicated to equine nutrition and exercise physiology research. The new training facility, called the Kentucky Equine Research Performance Center, will enable researchers to observe the influence of nutritional changes in active racehorses […]

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Signs Of Imminent Foaling In Mares For Novice Breeders

Mares usually foal about 330 to 345 days after a successful breeding, but they may foal a week or so earlier or later than this window. Experienced broodmare managers know some of the usual signs that show a mare is close to giving birth. However, first-time breeders may not as be familiar with these signs. In […]

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Astern, A New Darley Stallion

As we continue to highlight the new sires of 2018, our attention turns to a record-setting son of Medaglia d’Oro who raced in Australia. Astern not only won his debut as a 2-year-old at Randwick but followed it up with a Group 2 victory in the Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill. The colt went on to […]

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Is Surgery An Option For Horses With Cushing’s?

Horses diagnosed with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), or Cushing’s disease, respond well to the medication pergolide. In fact, pergolide remains the only FDA-approved medication for PPID. Unfortunately, pergolide can be costly for some owners and time-consuming to administer, especially for pastured horses. In lieu of oral pergolide, a pair of veterinary surgeons from the Western […]

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Traveling Affects The Equine Microbiome

Summer is a time for travel—horse shows, trail rides, and horseback vacations. New evidence shows that travel can have an impact on the equine microbiome, the microbial population of the hindgut critical for proper digestion, immune function, and nutrient and energy production. Microbes are sensitive to the environment, and even small changes in diet, exercise, stress […]

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Gun Runner, New For 2018

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back a popular photo/video feature that will spotlight stallions standing in Kentucky. The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions that are entering stud in 2018. This week’s spotlight stallion is Gun Runner, a 5-year-old son of Candy Ride that is standing his […]

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Some Like It Cold: Using Cryotherapy To Avoid Laminitis In Horses

A sudden increase in carbohydrates—either by accidentally ingesting large amounts of concentrates or overindulging in lush pastures—can contribute to the onset of laminitis. As such, horse owners go out of their way to limit carbohydrates. Other causes of laminitis can’t be avoided as easily. Take, for example, supporting-limb laminitis that occurs following an injury in one limb. “The nutritional […]

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