Richard A. Mansmann's scientific contributions

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Although diet is only one of many factors that cause or contribute to the development of laminitis in horses, it is by far the most important overall. Thus, implementing the dietary strategies outlined in this paper can substantially decrease a horse’s laminitis risk. These strategies can be distilled into one simple phrase: less calories, more exe...
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This paper is written as a review of, and guide to, the management of some emergency situations in an equine field service. It includes sections on group emergencies (community emergency preparedness, herd emergencies), trauma emergencies and procedures (sudden death, fracture first aid, splinting techniques, emergency kit, catheterization), medica...

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... This study explored the reinforcer efficacy of six commercially available grains. The grains tested varied in digestible starch and simple sugar (nonstructural carbohydrates, or NSC; King & Mansmann, 2004) content. Eating high-NSC grain has been linked to a number of digestive and metabolic disorders in horses, including colic, laminitis and chronic founder, developmental orthopedic disease, Cushing's disease, and obesity (Hoffman, 2009). ...