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The Facts About Protein

August 18, 2017

Tags: Feed, horse, buckeye nutrition, equine, horse feed, equine feed, protein, amino acids,

Protein is important for more than just muscle building. Protein is a component of most tissues in the body, and is essential for cell structure, the immune system, transport of oxygen and minerals in the blood, enzyme activity and many other biological functions.

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2016 WALTHAM®-BUCKEYE® Nutrition Equine Grant

February 25, 2016

Tags: Feed, horse, buckeye nutrition, research, grant, WALTHAM,

BUCKEYE® Nutrition and WALTHAM®, a leading scientific authority on the nutrition and health of companion animals, are together offering the WALTHAM®-BUCKEYE® Nutrition Equine Research Grant, up to a total of $20,000 per annum –which may be awarded to one project or split between several.

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A New Way to Assess Body Fat: The Body Condition Index

November 4, 2015

Tags: Feed, Nutrition, horse,

Obesity is widespread in the equine population, especially in horses & ponies used for pleasure or leisure, and can be associated with adverse metabolic conditions.

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Muscle Matters: The Right Protein for Weanlings

September 9, 2015

Tags: Feed, Nutrition,

Protein, made up of individual amino acids, is essential for muscle, ligament and tissue development and maintenance, especially in young, growing horses. Limiting certain amino acids such as lysine will inhibit this process, but what other amino acids may be limiting in the growing horse? Researchers at the University of Kentucky set out to answer this question.

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