Feeding Foals and Young Horses

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Horse Feeding Basics

April 20, 2015

Confused about your horse's diet? We're here to help. Here's how to craft the proper hay and grain ration.... Read More

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Fever Leading to Gastric Ulcers in a Young Horse

April 20, 2015

A filly goes to the trainer and ends up sick and with ulcers. Will they return when she goes back into training?... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

April 13, 2015

With increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements, weanlings require carefully planned diets.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Foals

March 09, 2015

Proper nutrition is critical for growth and development. Learn the right way to feed your foal.... Read More

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Is It Okay to Free Feed Horses Large Hay Bales in Winter?

February 19, 2015

Dr. Nancy Loving and Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle share tips for free feeding horses during the winter.... Read More

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How Do I Prevent Impaction Colic During Winter Weather?

February 18, 2015

Colic is a threat to horses, especially during colder weather. Our experts share feeding and hydration tips.... Read More

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How to Build an Automatic Milking Device for Orphan Foals

February 08, 2015

Here's how to construct an automatic milking device with four parts, some tools, and less than $400.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

February 02, 2015

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More

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Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date

January 23, 2015

Your foal's "official" birthday might be Jan. 1, but consider his actual age when devising a diet, researchers say.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Developmental Orthopedic Disease

January 10, 2015

Developmental orthopedic disease is a catch-all phrase for syndromes contributing to poor skeletal development in foals.... Read More

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What's the Right Way to Feed Draft vs. Miniature Horses?

December 22, 2014

Listeners wonder if feeding guidelines for average-sized horses apply to Draft and Miniature Horses as well.... Read More

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Is the Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Important for Horses?

December 15, 2014

An audience member wonders if horses benefit from a balanced Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio. Dr. Clair Thunes responds. ... Read More

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Is It Safe to Feed Horses Red Clover Hay?

November 16, 2014

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes addresses a horse owner's concerns about feeding red clover over the winter.... Read More

Karen Davison, PhD, of Purina wraps up her talks during the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting with a humorous jumper meme.

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Horse Nutrition Tweets from the Purina Horse VIP Event

September 19, 2014

Read our editor's take-home equine nutrition tweets from the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting Sept. 15-17.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

September 18, 2014

Here's how to help your weanling transition to adulthood as smoothly as possible.... Read More

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How Can We Tell if Hay is Providing Enough Nutrition?

September 15, 2014

Equine nutrition consultant Dr. Clair Thunes explains how hay analysis can help you provide your horse a balanced diet. ... Read More

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Does a Horse Need Supplements if You're Feeding Quality Hay?

September 08, 2014

Find out how supplements can help provide your horse important trace minerals that might be lacking in hay. ... Read More

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.

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Young Horse Digestive Health

September 08, 2014

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More

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Common-Sense Equine Nutrition

August 28, 2014

Do supplements, concentrates, and forages have you confused? Learn what your horse needs from an equine nutritionist.... Read More

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Study: Start Measures to Prevent Equine Arthritis Early

June 14, 2014

Anti-inflammatory aids mixed with daily feed rations can help decrease joint inflammation in young horses.... Read More

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Yeast Appears to Benefit Foals' Intestinal Flora

June 12, 2014

Researchers believe live yeast supplementation could give a foal's digestive system a better start in life.... Read More

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Assessing Protein Levels in Horse Feeds

June 11, 2014

Crude protein numbers on feed bags can be deceptive. Here's what to understand about assessing protein levels.... Read More

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Understanding Protein in Horses' Diets

June 10, 2014

Protein is probably the most misunderstood component of horse diets. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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What Kind of Dental Care Do Young Horses Need?

May 22, 2014

Dr. Earl Gaughan explains the attention a young horse's teeth need. (0:01:24) ... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Young Horses

May 11, 2014

Learn more about getting young horses started off right in life. ... Read More