Recent News for Nutrition

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Dehydration Eyed as Cause of Utah Horse Deaths

July 22, 2014

As authorities probe possible dehydration-related horse deaths, learn why water is crucial to horses' health.... Read More

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Study: Filly Survives Colic Caused by Porcupine Quill

July 22, 2014

An Andalusian filly underwent two surgeries to repair intestinal damage caused by a swallowed porcupine quill.... Read More

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What Your Senior Horse is Telling You about His Diet

July 20, 2014

How can your senior horse's appearance indicate he's in need of a diet change? Learn what to watch for.... Read More

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Advanced Pasture Management Seminar Takes Place Sept. 13

July 19, 2014

Attendees will learn to maximize their pastures' productivity while improving horse and environmental health.... Read More

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Are Mares with Constant Forage Access More Fertile?

July 19, 2014

Conception rates were 47% higher in mares with constant forage access compared to those without.... Read More

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Infographic: Botulism

July 16, 2014

Learn how this potentially fatal neurologic disease affects horses and how to prevent it.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Water Sources for Horses

July 15, 2014

Of the 1,476 respondents, 643 (44%) indicated their horses have access to a stock tank for water.... Read More

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Delivering Energy to Horses

July 13, 2014

What are the best ways to get your horse the dietary energy he needs? Here are some tips.... Read More

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Clenbuterol's Impact on Horses' Body Fat Percentage

July 13, 2014

Researchers found that clenbuterol reduced body fat percentage in both resting and working horses.... Read More

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Salt for Horses in High Temperatures

July 11, 2014

Providing salt free-choice can help your horse eat and drink well, and stay healthy, when temperatures rise.... Read More

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Prairie Oat Growers Association Awards Second Research Grant

July 11, 2014

Dr. Lori Warren will study beta-glucans, a type of fiber, and the equine immune system.... Read More

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Researcher Reviews How to Reduce Laminitis Incidence

July 11, 2014

One veterinarian said dietary management is the key to reducing the incidence of laminitis.... Read More

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Determining Dietary Energy

July 11, 2014

How much digestible energy does your horse need each day? Here's how to find out.... Read More

Store chemicals or medications in special designated locations to they don't contaminate horse feed or poison children or pets around the barn.

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Storing Toxic Substances in Stables

July 09, 2014

Find out how to use, store, and discard flammable, toxic, or hazardous products found on horse farms.... Read More

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Energy and Carbs in the Equine Diet

July 07, 2014

If forage provides maintenance energy, then cereal grains are the turbo-charged portion of your horse's diet.... Read More

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Could Season Impact Equine Obesity?

July 07, 2014

Researchers found that obesity levels rose significantly from 27% at winter's end to 35% during the summer.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Surgical Strangulation Colic Survival Rates

July 04, 2014

Researchers found that avoiding small intestine resection, when possible, can help reduce complications.... Read More

Fodder is plant material grown hydroponically and then harvested and fed to livestock.

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Can Fodder be Included in a Horse's Feeding Program?

June 29, 2014

Fodder is plant material grown hydroponically and used as livestock feed. Find out if it's good for horses.... Read More

All horses, regardless of intended use, should receive a thorough veterinary prepurchase exam.

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Prepurchase Exams: A Health Care Must

June 29, 2014

Investing in an equine prepurchase exam can save horse owners heartache and money.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Common Ragweed

June 28, 2014

Common ragweed is distributed widely across the United States and occurs in pastures and cultivated crops.... Read More

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Finding Fiber in Horse Feeds

June 28, 2014

For most horses, grass and hay are the most common fiber sources. But there are other fiber options as well.... Read More

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UK Ag Equine Program Hosts Two June Equine Field Days

June 27, 2014

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs hosted two educational events for horse owners in June.... Read More

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When and How to Re-Establish Horse Pastures

June 27, 2014

When the majority of a field becomes unsuitable, it might be time to start over. Here's how.... Read More

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Grazing Oat Pastures

June 26, 2014

Can horses be turned out on an oat pasture if it is dried up and not green?... Read More

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Blue-Green Algae Poisoning in Horses

June 25, 2014

Many animals that ingest blue-green algae toxins die suddenly, but some can recover.... Read More