Feeding to beat the Winter Chills
Not all horses are ‘Warmbloods” but they are all warm blooded animals so when the ambient temperature falls they need to use more energy to maintain their natural body temperature in the face of those cold conditions. By selecting
different energy sources we can either help or hinder them in their efforts to keep warm in winter, or cool in summer.
The Australian Equine Science Symposium held in the Gold Coast recently brought together equine researchers from Australia and overseas to report on their current research projects. The meeting also included a review of papers from the International Symposium on Equine Reproduction (ISER) held every four four years, some of which will be highlighted here.
Topics covered include;
OCD and Sire Lines
Gestational Diabetes in Mares
Mare Reproduction – accelerating the onset of cyclic activity in mares
Fertility of mares following cervical injury
Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids and Inflammation
Genetics and Epistaxis – can I breed from a bleeder?
Alert – Bat Lyssavirus infection reported in Queensland
Comments are closed.