Recent News for Nutrition Basics

Article

Poll Recap: Equine Weight Management Challenges

April 18, 2017

Of the 576 respondents, 277 (48%) said their horses are easy keepers and gain weight easily.... Read More

Article

All About Alfalfa

April 18, 2017

Find out more about this leafy green legume and whether or not it's a good choice for your horse.... Read More

Article

Study: Most Horses Go Back to Work After Colic Surgery

April 18, 2017

A long-term study showed that 92.5% of horses discharged had returned to work four to eight years after surgery.... Read More

Commentary

Feeding Type-1 PSSM Horses

April 17, 2017

Balanced nutrition and exercise can help horses with type-1 PSSM lead active, healthy lives.... Read More

Article

Time-Saving Tips: Feeding and Watering Horses

April 15, 2017

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time during feeding time.... Read More

Article

My Horse Keeps Eating his Himalayan Salt Block: Is He Okay?

April 12, 2017

An equine nutritionist explains how to ensure your horse gets an appropriate amount of salt.... Read More

Commentary

How Long Can I Store Horse Feed?

April 10, 2017

Your feed store is having a big sale, but here are some tips before you stock up.... Read More

Article

Your Sick Horse Might Need Fluids. Here's Why

April 08, 2017

Enteral and/or intravenous fluid administration can be a crucial part of supporting sick foals and horses.... Read More

Article

Study: Management Practices Can Help OCD Lesions Resolve

April 08, 2017

How young horses are fed and housed can impact how osteochondral lesions evolve, and even help them heal.... Read More

Article

Leading Causes of Death in Aged Horses in Kentucky Examined

April 07, 2017

Digestive system and cardiovascular system problems were the most common causes of death in the study population.... Read More

Article

Researchers Evaluate Parasite Patterns in Feral Horses

April 05, 2017

Overall horses coped well with parasites. But the heavier the parasite load, the lower the horse's body condition score.... Read More

Article

Laminitis Survivors: Getting Back on Grass

April 05, 2017

Can a horse that's suffered a laminitic episode ever return to grazing pasture?... Read More

Article

Readers Expect Feed, Hay to be Biggest Expense This Year

April 04, 2017

Of the 832 poll respondents, 285 (34%) say feed and hay will be their most expensive equine-related purchase this year.... Read More

Commentary

How Do I Transition My Horse to Pasture?

April 03, 2017

Our equine nutritionist shares tips for keeping your horse healthy and your pastures in good shape this spring. ... Read More

Article

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

Article

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

Commentary

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

4 Misconceptions About Alfalfa

March 21, 2017

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

Article

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

Article

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