Recent News for Nutrition

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Seasonal Manure Changes

August 26, 2015

A veterinarians answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

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Does Weight Gain Due to Grazing Cause Insulin Resistance?

August 24, 2015

Changes in Finnhorse mares' body weight and condition and in gene expression did not appear to evoke insulin resistance.... Read More

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Prepare for Atypical Myopathy Before Autumn Arrives

August 22, 2015

Now is the time to identify sycamore trees around horse pastures and reduce horses' risk of consuming the toxic seeds.... Read More

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Are Fat Horses More Dominant Than Lean Ones?

August 22, 2015

Researchers found that dominant horses seem to be have higher body condition scores than their less-dominant herdmates.... Read More

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Using Nutrition to Manage Obesity

August 21, 2015

Obesity is not just a cosmetic issue. It's a health issue. Learn how to modify your horse's diet to help him slim down.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Stay Hydrated!

August 18, 2015

Most respondents said they provide constant access to fresh, clean water to ensure their horses stay hydrated. ... Read More

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Study: Mycotoxin Causes Bone Marrow Suppression, Hair Loss

August 18, 2015

Still, the researchers found that spontaneous recovery is possible following trichothecene intoxication in horses.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

August 16, 2015

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

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Colic: First Things First

August 14, 2015

Here are the steps to take and information to gather when faced with a colicking horse. ... Read More

Study pony Molly weighed 279 kilograms (about 615 pounds, above) before starting the weight loss program. She weighed 257 kilograms (about 566 pounds, below) after completing the program.

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Studies Show How to Reduce Serious Risks Posed to Fat Ponies

August 13, 2015

Owner-managed weight loss in horses with EMS reduced both insulin resistance and susceptibility to laminitis.... Read More

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Gastric Ulcers in Polo Horses: Prevalence and Risk Factors

August 13, 2015

Researchers found that 69% and 54% of polo ponies examined had glandular and squamous ulcers, respectively.... Read More

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Determining Horses' Body Weight and Ideal Condition

August 12, 2015

To determine your horse's nutrient needs, you need to calculate his body weight and condition. Here's how.... Read More

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Sugar and Hyper Horses

August 12, 2015

Can consuming a high-sugar diet cause a horse to behave in an anxious or hyperactive way?... Read More

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Four Tips to Help Your Horse Beat the Summer Heat

August 10, 2015

From providing water and electrolytes to monitoring the temperatures and riding accordingly, remember these top tips.... Read More

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Alternative Fiber Sources for Horses

August 09, 2015

Hay cubes, complete feeds, and forage byproducts can help horse owners stretch their hay supply if needed.... Read More

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How Common are Dental Abnormalities in Horses?

August 09, 2015

Researchers found that 59.2% of horses aged 11 to 15 had hooks, 30.8% had wave mouth, and 26.7% had periodontal pockets.... Read More

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Life-Threatening Fumonisins in Horses

August 08, 2015

Fumonisins are dangerous mycotoxins sometimes found in feed. Here's what to watch for and how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Controlling Burrowing Rodents in Pastures

August 07, 2015

Find out how to prevent groundhogs, voles, and other pests from leaving horse-limb-sized holes in your pastures.... Read More

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Deciphering Your Feed Tag, Part 1: Young and Growing Horses

August 03, 2015

The information on your youngster's feed tag is designed to help you make important feeding decisions.... Read More

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Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests

July 31, 2015

From vaccinating against disease to storing feed properly, learn how to protect your horses from pests.... Read More

A horse competing in the Endurance World Championship appreciates a long, cool sip of water during the race.

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Drought, Temperature, Fires Challenge Tevis Water Supply

July 30, 2015

Organizers and volunteers are working to ensure an adequate water supply for participants in the 100-mile ride.... Read More

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Nutrition for Optimum Equine Performance

July 28, 2015

Feeding a balanced diet and ensuring nutrient replacement after exercise are imperative to keep horses performing well.... Read More

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Skinny Horse Help

July 27, 2015

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

This horse with EGS exhibits weight loss and the characteristic "tucked up" abdomen.

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Equine Grass Sickness: What You Need to Know

July 27, 2015

This potentially deadly condition affects grazing horses. Learn about its clinical signs, treatments, and prognosis.... Read More

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Slobbers in Horses

July 25, 2015

Slobbers often results from horses ingesting a compound (slaframine) produced by a fungus on legumes such as clover.... Read More