Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Study: Swimming Can Improve Horses' Glucose, Insulin Levels

December 12, 2017

Low-intensity swimming could help maintain glucose and insulin levels without putting excess strain on horses' limbs.... Read More

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Can a Horse Consume Too Many Electrolytes?

December 11, 2017

Find out why a horse might prefer electrolyte water over plain water and if that's a cause for concern.... Read More

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Do Horses in Mild Climates Need Extra Care During Winter?

December 11, 2017

Not everyone sees snow fly during the winter months, but horses still have seasonal needs that must be met.... Read More

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Could Horse Breed Predict Colic Risk?

December 11, 2017

Researchers have determined that that some gastrointestinal lesions are more common in certain types of horses.... Read More

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Understanding Hay Analysis Results

December 10, 2017

Hay analysis can help owners better balance their horses' diets and meet nutritional requirements.... Read More

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Immunosenescence: What Owners of Old Horses Need to Know

December 08, 2017

Take a look at how immunosenescence and its effects impact the way owners and veterinarians care for senior horses.... Read More

Navicular syndrome is typically diagnosed in mature horses 4 to 15 years old. It is most common in Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, and Warmblood geldings.

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Does Low-Starch Horse Feed Equal Low-Calorie?

December 03, 2017

Find out why a horse might gain weight when switched to a feed marketed as "low-starch."... Read More

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Starch in Horse Diets

December 03, 2017

Although it can be damaging if fed improperly, starch is an important part of a horses' diets. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Do Obese Horses Spend More Time Eating Than Lean Ones?

December 03, 2017

Lean horses actually spent more time than obese ones eating, but both groups consume roughly the same amount of hay.... Read More

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Set Up Your Senior Horse For Cold-Weather Comfort

November 30, 2017

Ensure you're providing your senior horse with the support he needs to stay healthy all winter long.... Read More

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

November 29, 2017

Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More

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Your Obese Horse or Pony is Costing You Money

November 28, 2017

Study results suggest caretakers spend nearly $435 more annually managing obese equids compared to their nonobese ones.... Read More

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Equine Weight Loss Mysteries

November 27, 2017

How to unravel the reason behind your horse's head-scratching weight loss.... Read More

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Winter Horse Feeding: Ration Balancer Feeds and Supplements

November 26, 2017

Learn the difference between ration balancer feeds and supplements and how they benefit horses when pastures are scarce.... Read More

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Reseeding Success: Improving Pastures Through Renovations

November 26, 2017

Completely re-establishing pastures might sound daunting, but can result in healthier grass and more forage for horses.... Read More

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Managing Chronic Laminitis

November 24, 2017

Horses with chronic laminitis should be closely monitored during treatment and recovery. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 23, 2017

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More

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UK Extension Agents to Host 11th Pastures Please!! Workshop

November 22, 2017

The event will take place Jan. 22, 2018, at the Scott County Extension Office, in Georgetown, Kentucky.... Read More

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Caring for Senior Horses in Cold Weather

November 21, 2017

Learn how to help older horses stay warm and maintain weight this winter.... Read More

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Do Horses Need Hay Around the Clock?

November 19, 2017

A horse owner asks if she's feeding her horse hay often enough. Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes responds.... Read More

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Monthly Equine Wellness Tips

November 19, 2017

Find a year's worth of tips to keep your horse healthy in every season.... Read More

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The Latest on Feeding Laminitic Horses

November 19, 2017

If your horse falls into the at-risk category, consider these diet changes.... Read More

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Alternative Fiber Sources for Horses

November 19, 2017

Need to stretch your hay supply? Consider adding hay cubes, complete feeds, or forage byproducts.... Read More

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Selenium and Cribbing: Is There a Relationship?

November 15, 2017

Researchers found that the cribbers in their study were deficient in selenium.... Read More

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Fat Options to Help Your Horse Hold Weight During the Winter

November 13, 2017

Oil? Rice bran or flax seeds? Fat-fortified feed? Learn how to pick the best option for horses that are hard-keepers.... Read More