Nutrition Deficiences

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Nutrient Deficiencies in Horse Diets

March 22, 2014

If a horse's minimum nutrient requirements are not met, he could show signs of a deficiency. ... Read More

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Possible Reasons Why Horses Eat Dirt

December 23, 2013

My horses eat dirt, even with mineral and salt blocks available to them. Why do they do this?... Read More

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Obsessed with Salt

November 18, 2013

My filly is obsessively licking and biting her salt block. Is it possible for her to eat too much salt?... Read More

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Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Horses

June 17, 2013

Is it okay to supplement a horse with apple cider vinegar?... Read More

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Feeding for Immunity

December 03, 2012

Craft your horse's diet to help ward off infection and illness... Read More

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Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate

November 04, 2012

Pay special attention to the purpose statement, guaranteed analysis, ingredients, and directions for use.... Read More

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Supplementing Wisely

November 01, 2012

Assess your horse's overall diet, nutrient needs, health status, and workload before supplementing him.... Read More

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Customizing Senior Horse Diets

June 07, 2012

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

June 05, 2012

Growing horses require specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to aid in proper development.... Read More

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Selenium and Vitamin E to Alleviate Signs of Tying Up

May 20, 2012

Selenium and vitamin E work together to alleviate muscle damage and signs of tying up in horses.... Read More

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Skinny Horse Help

January 01, 2012

Learn how to determine if your horse is underweight and what feeding options are available for hard keepers.... Read More

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Calcium and Phosphorus Ratios in Equine Diets

July 08, 2011

Ensuring your horse maintains a balanced calcium and phosphorus ratio in his diet is critical, as horses with ... Read More

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Magnesium Supplementation: Is It Necessary?

June 26, 2011

Science has shown us that horses require magnesium to keep their bodies functioning properly, so should owners... Read More

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Electrolyte Primer

April 01, 2011

Not every horse requires electrolyte supplementation to regulate water content in the body, but some do. ... Read More

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Horses Needed for Metabolic Syndrome and Laminitis Research

February 25, 2011

The equine genetics research group at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is collaborating with Ray Geor, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor and chair of the department of large animal clinical sciences at Michigan ... Read More

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Understanding Carbohydrates in Equine Diets

February 04, 2011

When it comes to managing the carbohydrates in a horse's diet, knowing the basics of how horses digest food is half the battle. Laurie Lawrence, PhD, an equine nutritionist from the University of Kentucky's Department of Animal and Food Science who ... Read More

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Chronic Equine Weight Loss

January 01, 2011

A methodical evaluation of affected horses is more important than the lengthy list of possible diagnoses.... Read More

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Antioxidants for Top Performance

December 19, 2010

Oxidation is a metabolic process that allows horses to transform carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy... Read More

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Dirt an Important Source of Iron for Horses

December 18, 2010

Horses constantly ingest dirt when they graze. While excessive dirt consumption sometimes causes problems such as sand accumulation in the large intestine, the dirt that horses normally consume while grazing supplies some essential nutrients... Read More

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Feeding the Estrous Cycle: Tailoring the Mare's Diet

December 01, 2010

Mares must have a well-balanced diet and healthy body condition to cycle properly, conceive, and carry a foal.... Read More

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High-Protein Diet Okay for HYPP Horse?

November 01, 2010

I've heard high levels of protein would make a horse "hot." Is this true?... Read More

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Tying-Up: Current Diagnosis and Nutritional Management

September 22, 2010

Researchers estimate that three of every 100 performance horses will experience signs of tying-up.... Read More

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Target Vitamin E Deficiency Early to Improve Outcomes of Horses with EMND

August 13, 2010

The prognosis for horses with equine motor neuron disease (EMND) caused by prolonged vitamin E deficiency is usually poor, but veterinarians from the University of Minnesota showed that early diagnosis and treatment can help these animals.... Read More

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Focus on Health: The External Horse

August 01, 2010

Maintaining of a horse's hair coat takes a lot of energy, protein, and certain trace elements and minerals. ... Read More