Effects of corn on microRNA expression within horses, The
Nutrition has been shown to play a major role in the health of horses in all life stages and levels of work. In recent years the prevalence of equine obesity has increased as more horses are kept in stalls with lower workloads, while receiving high energy and calorically dense feeds like grain, many of which contain corn, in addition to forage. The increase in equine obesity has been accompanied by more cases of metabolic diseases developing, often linked to poor nutrition and diets high in non-structural carbohydrates (NSC). Although more cases of metabolic disorders are emerging there currently ...
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