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Nutrition

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Electrolytes for Horses with HYPP

Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), a genetic defect of horses, causes abnormal function of muscle cells, leading to unbalanced sodium and potassium concentrations in muscle tissues.

KER Research

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Can High-Fat or Low-Starch Diets Minimize Muscle Cramping in Horses?

This study was designed to determine the effects of three rations on plasma creatine kinase activity and lactate concentration in Thoroughbred horses with recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis.

Health

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Gastrointestinal Motility Key to Horse Digestive Health

How to maximize gastrointestinal motility in horses rests largely with understanding how horses should be fed.

General Interest

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Grass Sickness in Horses: Degree of Weight Loss and Survival

Horses suffering from equine grass sickness (EGS) present with colic, constipation, and swift, severe weight loss. The underlying cause is damage to the nervous system, especially nerves supplying the gastrointestinal tract.