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Nutrition

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Hay net

Sampling Techniques for Hay Analysis

Accurate hay analysis depends on sample quality. In short, laboratories cannot do a worthwhile job if they have only poor samples to analyze. The only way to obtain a proper hay sample is by using a bale probe or corer.

KER Research

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nutrient digestibility

How is Nutrient Digestibility Determined in Horses?

Using 30 different diets, KER calculated digestibilities for numerous diets, yielding valuable information on nutrient requirements and interactions.

Health

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Stallion

Keeping Stallions Keen for Their Work

Top Thoroughbred stallions may cover as many as three mares a day during the peak months of the breeding season. Advancing age, fatigue, a need for more dietary energy, or other factors can also dull a horse’s interest in breeding.

General Interest

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Two people riding horses

Saddle Research Trust Conference Planned

The second international conference of the Saddle Research Trust will be held in Cambridge, England, on November 29, 2014. An important theme will be the impact that horses, saddles, and riders have on each other.