Vitamins & Minerals

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Nutritional Support for Horse Hooves

May 21, 2015

The complex equine hoof relies on important nutritional building blocks for strength and integrity.... Read More

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Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Horses

May 17, 2015

Find out if your horse could be at risk of suffering subtle but serious vitamin and mineral imbalances.... Read More

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How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

May 12, 2015

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More

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Feeding Horses with Neuromuscular Disorders

May 11, 2015

A correct diet can make these sometimes-debilitating conditions manageable.... Read More

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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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Should I Worry About the Hardness of My Horses' Water?

March 30, 2015

Our new community water source is "hard" water, with higher levels of calcium and magnesium. Should I be concerned? ... Read More

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Cobalt Use in Racehorses

March 09, 2015

Regulators are paying close attention to this seemingly innocuous trace mineral found in B vitamins. Find out why.... Read More

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UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Held Jan. 23-24

February 20, 2015

Lecture topics included equine proliferative enteropathy, the physiology of aging, amino acid requirements, and more.... Read More

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Why Do Horses Need Amino Acids in Their Diets?

February 19, 2015

Amino acids are one of the most significant pieces of the puzzle in a horse's diet and are used to build protein.... 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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Minerals 101

November 03, 2014

Here's a rundown of the most important macro- and microminerals in your horse's diet.... Read More

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The Importance of Minerals in Horses' Diets

November 02, 2014

Minerals make up a tiny fraction of a horse's diet, but are critical for body functions. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashley Fowler

October 25, 2014

Fowler's main research focus involves investigating what affects horses' phosphorus excretion.... Read More

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2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 24, 2014

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management.... Read More

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Fat-Soluble Vitamins 101

October 05, 2014

Here's what you should know about how fat-soluble vitamins function and why they're important to your horse.... Read More

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Water-Soluble Vitamins 101

October 04, 2014

Learn about water-soluble vitamins, how they function, and why they're important to your horse.... Read More

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

September 29, 2014

An equine nutritionist explains how to ensure your horse gets an appropriate amount of salt.... 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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Does Your Horse Need a Vitamin Supplement?

September 17, 2014

Vitamins are an important part of a horse's diet. But does your horse need a vitamin supplement? Consider the following.... Read More

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Vitamins and Horses

September 15, 2014

Vitamins are tiny organic compounds that have a huge impact on your horse's health. Here's what you need to know.... 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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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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Assessing Fiber Quality in Horse Feed

June 23, 2014

Not all fiber is created equal, and different forms can vary widely in terms of quality and digestibility.... Read More

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The Importance of Fiber in Horse Diets

June 20, 2014

Fiber the most important ingredient in every equine diet. Learn why your horse needs plenty of this nutrient.... Read More

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How Much Protein is Enough?

June 14, 2014

Learn about protein excesses and deficiencies and how to determine how much protein your horse needs each day.... Read More