Recent News for Nutrition-Related Problems

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Weed of the Month: Creeping Charlie

August 28, 2015

Creeping Charlie, or ground ivy, is toxic, but generally horses must consume large quantities for a reaction to occur.... Read More

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Does Weight Gain Due to Grazing Cause Insulin Resistance?

August 23, 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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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

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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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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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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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

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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

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Keep Horses, Livestock Away From Creeping Indigo

July 16, 2015

The plant was introduced into Florida in 1925 as a potential forage source but was found to be toxic to horses.... Read More

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Your Horse Ate What?

July 12, 2015

Readers share some of the strange things that their horse have consumed.... Read More

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Building a Horse Property From the Ground Up

July 10, 2015

Here's how to design your dream equestrian setup--in this case, on a small acreage.... Read More

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Electrolyte Primer

June 22, 2015

Not every horse needs electrolytes to regulate water content in the body, but some do. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Hyperlipemia

June 17, 2015

With hyperlipemia, the body thinks it is starving and releases large quantities of stored fats into the bloodstream.... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQ

June 15, 2015

There's lots to consider when managing a horse's weight. An equine nutritionist answers some common questions.... Read More

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Blister Beetle Basics

June 08, 2015

Blister beetles in your horse's alfalfa can be deadly. Here's what to watch for and how to keep your horses healthy.... Read More

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Predicting Atypical Myopathy Survival

June 03, 2015

Specific bloodwork showed differences between horses with atypical myopathy that survived and those that died.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trees Toxic to Horses

May 26, 2015

Of the 673 respondents, 201 (30%) said they are most concerned about red maple trees.... Read More

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Getting to the Bottom of a Bite

May 26, 2015

Toxic reactions to bites are uncommon in horses, but when they do occur the consequences can be serious.... Read More

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Researchers Find New Method for Monitoring Horses' Body Fat

May 25, 2015

The new body condition index is designed to enhance the value of traditional body condition scoring.... Read More

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Cresty Neck Prevalence, Risk Factors Evaluated

May 25, 2015

Risk factors identified include height, a previous history of laminitis, breed, herd size, and more.... Read More