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FRANCIS WHITTINGTON WINS CCI*** AT BLENHEIM HORSE TRIALS

FRANCIS WHITTINGTON WINS CCI*** AT BLENHEIM HORSE TRIALS

Judging by the packed crowd’s ecstatic reaction, Francis proved he was an extremely popular winner after his perfect clear in the final phase of the competition at Blenheim Horse Trials CCI*** riding Catherine Witt's Easy Target.

Nutrition

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grazing horse

It’s Slobber Season for Horses!

In spring and summer, pastured horses frequently get what’s known as “a case of the slobbers.” This excessive salivation is usually results from horses eating clover infected with Rhizoctonia leguminicola fungus.

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.

Health

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Correcting Kissing Spines in Horses

Some horses that show signs of back pain are diagnosed with a condition known as kissing spines. A study in Sweden evaluated surgery performed on standing horses rather than using general anesthesia.

General Interest

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Combustible Dust in Horse Barns

Dust explosions can occur when a source of ignition (spark, flame, hot surface) is introduced into an area with a suitable concentration of tiny particles of something that will burn or oxidize.