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Horses Can Have Eye Worms

Horses Can Have Eye Worms

Most horse owners have heard about strongyles, bots, ascarids, and various other parasites that live in the equine gastrointestinal tract. Collectively known as worms, these parasites can be kept in... more »

Sep 22, 2014 by in Equine Health

Corneal Transplants in the Horse

Corneal Transplants in the Horse

Because of the horse's prominent eye and outdoor environment, injuries to the eye are quite common. Prompt treatment is essential as these injuries can threaten a horse's vision. Common... more »

Sep 20, 2014 by in Equine Health

Making the Most of Your Riding Space

Making the Most of Your Riding Space

In many areas of the country, we are losing space to ride and keep horses as developments encroach into what were once rural areas. Fields and forests are being replaced with homes and shopping centers... more »

Sep 19, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Tips for Getting Horses to Drink Strange Water

Tips for Getting Horses to Drink Strange Water

Is your horse picky about drinking water when he's away from home? Maybe the local water smells or tastes just a little bit different from what he's used to, and this is enough to back him... more »

Sep 17, 2014 by in Equine Health

Equine Weight Management Surveys for Farriers, Owners and Veterinarians

Equine Weight Management Surveys for Farriers, Owners and Veterinarians

A survey-based research project is being conducted by Melissa Kelson, a student at the Royal Veterinary College in Great Britain, to compare and contrast the evaluation of body condition by owners,... more »

Sep 16, 2014 by in Equine Health

Let the Germs Get the Worms Research Update

Let the Germs Get the Worms Research Update

We have been busy here in the laboratory working on a number of different research projects. One of these is our "Let the germs get the worms" project. Thanks to all of you out there, we have raised... more »

Sep 15, 2014 by in Equine Health

Sudden Behavior Changes in Your Horse; What is the Source?

Sudden Behavior Changes in Your Horse; What is the Source?

Are you baffled by the sudden change in your horse's behavior? Did it seem to come on suddenly, out of the blue with no warning? Is your horse trying to bite or kick you, getting... more »

Sep 14, 2014 by in Equine Health

How Much Land is Needed Per Horse?

How Much Land is Needed Per Horse?

Editor's Note: This month we asked author Katie Navarra to investigate the topic: How Many is Too Many? We have found as farm and stable owners that we often end up with "too many" horses for our... more »

Sep 13, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Make Your Barn Welcoming and Safe for Veterinarians and Farriers

Make Your Barn Welcoming and Safe for Veterinarians and Farriers

Your veterinarian and farrier are critical to the success of your farm. Their jobs are demanding and hectic, but you can make their day just a bit easier by offering some simple courtesies and... more »

Sep 10, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

KER Research: Body Condition and Metabolic Parameters

KER Research: Body Condition and Metabolic Parameters

Obesity has been associated with insulin resistance in horses and ponies. Performance horses such as racehorses, endurance horses, and polo ponies are usually kept in relatively lean body condition... more »

Sep 09, 2014 by in Equine Health

Five Clutter Busters For Fall

Five Clutter Busters For Fall

Corralling clutter is essential for safety. Aisles and work areas littered with unnecessary equipment create dangerous spaces for even the calmest horses and most skilled riders. Cutting down on... more »

Sep 07, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Research Shows High-Grain Diet's Effect on RER

Research Shows High-Grain Diet's Effect on RER

This study by Kentucky Equine Research was designed to determine the effects of three rations (low grain, fat, high grain) on plasma creatine kinase (CK) activity and lactate concentration in... more »

Sep 06, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

5 Steps for Fall Cleaning

5 Steps for Fall Cleaning

With a little elbow grease and not a lot of money, stalls can be transformed into bright, cheery and clean homes for horses. more »

Sep 03, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

Tips from KER on Feeding Treats to Your Horses

Tips from KER on Feeding Treats to Your Horses

If you love your horse (and what horse owner doesn't?), you probably like to feed him treats from time to time. Your horse is happy to gobble up whatever you offer him, and always wants more.... more »

Sep 01, 2014 by in Feed/Supplements

Storage Options for Manure on Small Farms

Storage Options for Manure on Small Farms

Small farms can choose to spread or store manure. Most small livestock or horse farms are handling solid manures usually with some form of bedding--straw, wood shavings, sawdust, etc. Rather... more »

Aug 28, 2014 by in Barns/Grounds

 


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