Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Is Sugar Beet Pulp Too High in Sugar for Horses?

January 15, 2018

Is the sugar content in beet pulp too high for some horses? Read an equine nutritionist's answer. ... Read More

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Feeding the Ulcer-Prone Horse

January 15, 2018

Learn how to craft a diet for the horse with painful lesions in his stomach.... Read More

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Two European Slow Feeders for Horses Compared

January 13, 2018

On average it took horses about 30% longer to eat from both slow feeders compared to the ground, researchers found.... Read More

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Topical Atropine Not Likely Linked to Colic Development

January 12, 2018

Oral atropine is linked to slowed gastrointestinal movement, but researchers found no such issues with topical atropine.... Read More

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10 Retired Racehorse Resources on TheHorse.com

January 11, 2018

Get tips and information on considerations for choosing and transitioning racehorses for second careers.... Read More

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Readers Share Cold-Weather Horse Care Survival Tips

January 08, 2018

Extreme winter weather conditions can make horse care and barn chores challenging. Stay warm with these tips.... Read More

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Possible Problems Caused by Feeding Horses Bran Mashes

January 07, 2018

A nutritionist explains possible problems caused by feeding bran mashes and alternative ways to keep your horse warm. ... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 07, 2018

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

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Study: Hay Helps Shetland Ponies Adapt to Winter Conditions

January 05, 2018

Ponies that didn't receive extra hay adapted to the available food supply, but could also be at risk for health issues.... Read More

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What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 2

January 04, 2018

Now that you've acquired your "free" horse, here's how to keep him healthy.... Read More

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Study: Age Affects Equine Glucose, Insulin Responses

January 03, 2018

Older horses tended to have higher insulin secretory responses to glucose compared to adult horses, researchers found.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Podcasts of 2017

January 01, 2018

Listen to audio features on equine learning, behavior, dentistry, metabolic syndrome, parasites, and more.... Read More

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Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

December 31, 2017

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More

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Improving Horse Health Through Nutrition in the New Year

December 31, 2017

When it comes to feeding your horses this year, don't make the same mistakes you've made in the past.... Read More

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How Paddock Size Impacts Equine Social Interactions

December 29, 2017

Larger paddocks led to fewer social interactions--both positive and negative--among horses, researchers found.... Read More

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A Hands-On Approach for Assessing Working Equid Welfare

December 28, 2017

A five-step approach makes it easier for owners to remember which basic health and welfare aspects to assess.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Videos of 2017

December 27, 2017

Find videos on fear in horses, body condition scoring, hoof adaptability, sweet itch, and more.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Articles of 2017

December 26, 2017

Articles on laminitis, colic, hoof abscesses, licking and chewing, and wound care are among the most-read in 2017.... Read More

Charish Arthur, USDF Silver Medalist and former long time ARIA Certified Instructor shared on a Facebook post "What not to do".

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Heated Water Trough Safety

December 25, 2017

Are you using heated water buckets or troughs this winter? Stay safe with these tips.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Downloads of 2017

December 24, 2017

Find reports and forms on horse identification, scratches, supplements, harmonious housing, senior horses, and more.... Read More

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2018 UK Equine Research Seminar Series Announced

December 23, 2017

Lecture topics will include parasitology, gastric ulcers, fescue management, respiratory conditions, and more.... Read More

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Mineral of the Month: Selenium

December 22, 2017

Selenium is an important part of the equine diet, but is only required in small amounts and has a narrow safety margin.... Read More

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Feeding PPID and IR Senior Horses

December 18, 2017

From reducing PPID-associated muscle wasting to managing IR and obesity, here's what to consider for your old horse.... Read More

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Keeping Water Troughs Thawed With or Without a Heater

December 17, 2017

Our equine nutritionist offers tips and asks for your input on dealing with ice in horse watering tanks. ... Read More

Dehydration can cause serious problems for horses, including colic, so make sure his water doesn’t turn to ice during subfreezing temperatures. Installing heated and insulated fountains can reduce the time it takes to complete winter barn chores and ensure your horse has around-the-clock water access.

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Understanding Horse Water Requirements

December 17, 2017

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More