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Nutrition

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Feeding the Lean Lactating Mare at Weaning

The period just after weaning offers a great time to recalibrate body condition and prepare a lactating mare for the upcoming challenge of another pregnancy and lactation.

KER Research

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How Important Are Size and Body Condition for Thoroughbred Sale Yearlings?

Buyers look at various factors--pedigree, conformation, and racing performance of siblings--when considering the purchase of a Thoroughbred yearling. This study was conducted to find out the influence of body size and condition score on sale price.

Health

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Pistachio Trees Blamed for Horse Deaths

When eaten, wilted leaves and seeds of certain pistachio trees are toxic to horses, according to researchers.

General Interest

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Successful Weaning of Foals: Keep Them Eating

Weaning a foal is often accompanied by nonstop whinnying, stall- or fence-walking and, worst of all, an unwillingness to eat. Though interest in feed usually returns once the foal has settled, owners can ready a foal for weaning by following a few management strategies.