Recent News for Nutrition-Related Problems

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Examine Hay for Toxic Striped Blister Beetles

August 01, 2014

Blister beetles produce the oily, caustic compound cantharidin, which can cause horses to become sick or die.... Read More

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Five Equine Body Condition Score Resources on TheHorse.com

July 24, 2014

Learn how to better understand whether your horse is overweight, too skinny, or just right.... Read More

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Researcher Reviews How to Reduce Laminitis Incidence

July 11, 2014

One veterinarian said dietary management is the key to reducing the incidence of laminitis.... Read More

Store chemicals or medications in special designated locations to they don't contaminate horse feed or poison children or pets around the barn.

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Storing Toxic Substances in Stables

July 09, 2014

Find out how to use, store, and discard flammable, toxic, or hazardous products found on horse farms.... Read More

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Energy and Carbs in the Equine Diet

July 07, 2014

If forage provides maintenance energy, then cereal grains are the turbocharged portion of your horse's diet.... Read More

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Could Season Impact Equine Obesity?

July 07, 2014

Researchers found that obesity levels rose significantly from 27% at winter's end to 35% during the summer.... Read More

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Blue-Green Algae Poisoning in Horses

June 25, 2014

Many animals that ingest blue-green algae toxins die suddenly, but some can recover.... Read More

Reduce brown recluse spider numbers around the barn and other areas by keeping the barn area clean. If you spot webs, knock them down carefully.

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Creepy Crawlies, Part 3: Snakes and Spiders

June 13, 2014

Here's how to handle snake or spider bites should your horse have a run-in with one of these critters.... Read More

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Your Horse's Water Sources: Things to Consider

June 08, 2014

Providing your horse with water might seem like an easy task, but it's not always as simple as it sounds.... Read More

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Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Horses

June 04, 2014

Nutrient deficits can lead to equine motor neuron disease, osteochondritis dissecans, epiphysitis, and more.... Read More

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The Danger of Mycotoxins

May 19, 2014

These harmful toxins produced by molds and fungi could be lurking in your horse's feed and forage. ... Read More

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Body Condition Scoring: Hands-On Help for Your Horse

May 16, 2014

Learn how to assess your horse's body condition score and how the skill could help his health in the long run.... Read More

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The War Against Obesity

May 12, 2014

A successful equine slim-down program includes frequent weight assessments, smart feeding, and exercise.... Read More

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Do Horses Select Feed based on Macronutrient Needs?

May 09, 2014

Scientists evaluated if horses can select a nutrient-rich feed if their diet is deficient in that substance.... Read More

Heath, the rehomed Blue Cross pony, who died from atypical myopathy last week.

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Keep Horses Away from Sycamore Trees to Prevent AM

May 02, 2014

Researchers believe atypical myopathy, or AM, is caused by the ingestion of a toxin found in sycamore seeds.... Read More

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Infographic: Feeding Your Horse

May 01, 2014

Are you confused about equine nutrition? Learn how to feed your horse in our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQ

April 28, 2014

Get answers to some frequently asked questions about equine weight management from an equine nutritionist.... Read More

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Tall Fescue Testing: Understanding the Numbers

April 25, 2014

Here are some things to remember when testing horse pastures to evaluate fescue toxicity risk.... Read More

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10 Easy Earth Day Tips to Green Up Your Horse Life

April 22, 2014

Follow these 10 earth-friendly tips to help reduce our horses' hoof prints on our planet. ... Read More

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Truths and Fallacies about Equine Weight Management

April 21, 2014

Are you trying to help your horse gain or lose weight? Here are some facts and fallacies to consider.... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

April 15, 2014

Learn the risks of equine metabolic syndrome and how to manage horses with this all-too-common disorder.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Hay and Feed Storage

April 14, 2014

Store feed and hay carefully to reduce the number of potentially disease-carrying animals in barns.... Read More

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Equine Botulism Reviewed

April 04, 2014

The most common way adult horses contract the disease is by eating feed that contains animal remains.... Read More

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Exercising Horses for Weight Loss

April 03, 2014

Exercise is important for equine weight management. Learn what to consider when exercising overweight horses.... Read More

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Exercise's Health Benefits for Horses

April 02, 2014

Exercise is extremely important to a horse's overall health, whether the animal needs to lose weight or not.... Read More