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Nutrition

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stabilized rice bran

Stabilized Rice Bran for Energy, Antioxidant Protection, and More

Although horse owners seem to be most interested in stabilized rice bran for its high fat content, concentrated source of energy, and other nutrients, researchers are investigating other potential health benefits.

KER Research

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feeding fat

What Are the Effects of Feeding a High-Fat Diet to Horses?

A study was designed to evaluate whether adding fat to a grain meal would affect glucose and insulin responses when the level of grain intake remained the same.

Health

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mare and foal in field

Cushing's and Age-Related Decline in Equine Reproductive Efficiency

Increasing mare age is associated with increased fertility issues, and older mares have lower foaling rates than their younger counterparts. In addition to simply being “older,” underlying pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, equine Cushing’s disease) is also thought to impact reproductive function in mares.

General Interest

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winter horse hooves

Off-Season Hoof Care for Horses

A conscientious, skilled farrier will keep hooves in order, but what can you, as an owner, do nutritionally for your horse’s hooves during the off-season?