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Study Suggests Link Between High-Speed Training and Bone Fatigue in Racehorses

Injuries to the bones and joints are relatively common for racehorses in training. Recent research at the University of Melbourne was designed to investigate the fatigue properties of equine subchondral bone in Thoroughbred racehorses.


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Horses Wearing Muzzles Show Different Grazing Habits

A study was designed by researchers from the University of Minnesota to compare grazing behavior in muzzled horses turned out on plots sown with different forages.

KER Research

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measuring hindgut acidity

Will a Hindgut Buffer Nutritionally Support Horses that Eat a High-Grain Diet?

This study was designed to test the efficacy and safety of feeding a protected sodium bicarbonate product to treat hindgut acidosis in horses fed a high-grain ration.


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bare horse hoof

Trimming and Shoeing Intervals for Horses

The recommendation to have a horse’s hooves trimmed and shoes reset about every six weeks is not just to keep farriers busy; it’s mainly to keep horses sound and comfortable, in both the short and long terms.

General Interest

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wild horses

“Lead Mare” Position May Not Exist in All Horse Herds

The position of “lead mare,” an older female that makes decisions about herd movement, may not be a universal feature of wild horse groups, according to research carried out in Italy.