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AHP Newsgroup: Kentucky Equine Research’s Online Content a Winner

June 5, 2012

Kim Brown
Kentucky Equine Research

At the recent American Horse Publications awards ceremony, content from, the online equine library of Kentucky Equine Research (KER) and its brand alliance partners, was recognized as best in the industry. The two winning articles will be made available to AHP members for publication free of charge.

In the category Online Horse Care Single Article, the winner was “Does Your Horse Really Need a Low-Starch Diet?” from The article was written by KER nutritionist Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D. KER staff members Mark Llewellyn, editor, and Catherine Bishop, copy editor, also are instrumental in producing daily content for This article can be found here on

The judge’s comments on this article stated: “Article thoroughly explains what is meant by a low-starch diet and how a high-starch diet can affect the horse. From this article, the horse owner will know what to look for on the label and what's the most a horse can be fed of the high-starch diet.”

In the category Online Service to the Reader Single Article, received second place for “Laying to Rest Five Horse Feeding Myths.” The article was written by Mark Llewellyn using Crandell’s in-depth knowledge of equine nutrition to educate horse owners. This article can be found here on

The judge’s comments on this article noted: “A fun format to debunk commonly-held beliefs, this article will get eyeballs and be shared with friends.”

Last year, in their first year of publication, KER’s two newsletters were ranked one-two in the American Horse Publications awards. Visit to sign up for the two free newsletters covering nutrition and health/management.

If you wish to use either or both of this year’s KER articles in print or online—or to discuss using other KER editorial or KER professionals as sources for your articles--please contact Global Marketing Manager Kimberly S. Brown at or call 859-873-1988.

Kentucky Equine Research is an international equine nutrition, research, and consultation company serving both the horse owner and the feed industry. Founded nearly 25 years ago by Joe Pagan, Ph.D., the company’s goal is to advance the industry's knowledge of equine nutrition and exercise physiology and apply that knowledge to produce healthier, more athletic horses at all stages of life. For more information, contact Kentucky Equine Research at 3910 Delaney Ferry Road, Versailles, KY 40383; 859-873-1988; e-mail Visit our online library of nutrition and health articles at