Recent News for Nutrition

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Aloe Vera for Equine Ulcers?

March 29, 2017

A veterinarian addresses whether oral aloe vera could help gastric ulcers and offers evidence-based alternatives. ... Read More

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Carbohydrates Defined

March 29, 2017

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick burning power.... Read More

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Feeding Horses with Endocrine Disorders

March 28, 2017

Nutritional management revolves around weight loss and low-sugar and -starch diets. ... Read More

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Choosing Hay for a Yearling Horse

March 27, 2017

Our nutrition expert considers grain hays, grass hay, and alfalfa for feeding growing horses.... Read More

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Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

March 27, 2017

Performance horses need customized diets to meet their energy requirements, as hay alone likely won't suffice.... Read More

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Tips for Producing High-Quality Alfalfa Hay for Horses

March 27, 2017

When harvested correctly, alfalfa is a high-quality source of protein and calcium for horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Victoria Taylor

March 26, 2017

Taylor is studying how Kentucky 31 tall fescue and a novel endophyte tall fescue affect nonpregnant and pregnant mares.... Read More

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UK to Host Second Equine Nutrition Short Course

March 25, 2017

Presentation topics include feeding through a horse's life cycle, evaluating body condition, nutrition myths, and more.... Read More

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New Perspectives on Foal Nutrition

March 25, 2017

Dr. Laurie Lawrence shares results of studies on mare milk composition and foals' GI microbial colonization.... Read More

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Broodmares' Nutritional Needs During Late Gestation

March 24, 2017

A pregnant mare should maintain a healthy weight to support both the fetus' and her own calorie needs.... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

March 24, 2017

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as the body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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Older Creature Comforts

March 23, 2017

I'm concerned about my senior horse's mental happiness. How can I keep him comfortable and happy?... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

March 22, 2017

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.... Read More

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What is a Nutraceutical?

March 20, 2017

Are you confused about nutraceuticals in your horse's diet? Learn more from our equine nutrition expert.... Read More

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4 Misconceptions About Alfalfa

March 20, 2017

Does alfalfa cause kidney or respiratory problems or make horses hyper? Specialists shed light on these myths and more.... Read More

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How to Put Weight Back On Your Horse

March 20, 2017

Feeding the correct type of calories wisely can help promote weight gain and improved body condition.... Read More

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Horses' Maintenance Energy Requirements Reviewed

March 20, 2017

Is your horse consuming enough calories? Learn how to calculate your horse's maintenance energy requirements.... Read More

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Researchers Examine the 'Ecosystem' in the Horse's Gut

March 18, 2017

Scientists hope biomarkers in gut microbiota could be used as diagnostic or prognostic indicators in the future.... Read More

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Study: Post-Exercise Snacks Benefit Horses

March 17, 2017

Allow exercised horses to eat and drink after cooling down to restore lost water and energy, researchers say.... Read More

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Shake Off the Winter Doldrums and Get Back in the Saddle

March 16, 2017

Get a head start on readying horses for the warmer weather with these tips.... Read More

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What is Protein?

March 15, 2017

Take a look at protein and its role in the equine diet.... Read More

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DMG and Creatine in the Equine Diet

March 13, 2017

Do these supplement ingredients improve performance?... Read More

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Spring Calories Count for Horses

March 13, 2017

Your horse came out of winter in good body condition. Find out how can you keep that trend going as the grass greens.... Read More

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

March 10, 2017

A horse requires specific nutrients that you must consider when developing his feeding program.... Read More

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Trace Mineral Basics: Molybdenum

March 10, 2017

Molybdenum isn't usually a topic of conversation, but this mineral is an important part of your horse's diet.... Read More