Nutrition

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Horse eating grain

Feed Palatability: Horses Select Desirable Nutrients

Horses in one study preferred to eat either a protein-rich or carbohydrate-rich diet rather than diets fortified with fat.

KER Research

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mineral digestibility in horses

How Well Are Copper, Zinc, and Manganese Digested by Horses?

Mature Thoroughbreds were used to determine the effects of intake level on the digestibility of copper, zinc, and manganese in sedentary horses.

Health

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hoof check

Wounds on Horses: Assessment and Treatment

Almost all horses will get some sort of injury that penetrates the skin. How can you, as the horse’s owner, assess discomfort, bleeding, chance of infection, and the overall severity of the wound?

General Interest

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Equine therapy session. Image karakal/wikimedia commons

Autistic Children Improve Skills through Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy, a type of physical and occupational therapy that includes horseback riding, can be successful in improving balance, social responsiveness, and other skills in autistic children.