Feeding Foals and Young Horses


Is It Okay to Free Feed Horses Large Hay Bales in Winter?

February 19, 2015

Dr. Nancy Loving and Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle share tips for free feeding horses during the winter.... Read More


How Do I Prevent Impaction Colic During Winter Weather?

February 18, 2015

Colic is a threat to horses, especially during colder weather. Our experts share feeding and hydration tips.... Read More


How to Build an Automatic Milking Device for Orphan Foals

February 08, 2015

Here's how to construct an automatic milking device with four parts, some tools, and less than $400.... Read More


5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

February 02, 2015

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More


Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date

January 23, 2015

Your foal's "official" birthday might be Jan. 1, but consider his actual age when devising a diet, researchers say.... Read More


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


What's the Right Way to Feed Draft vs. Miniature Horses?

December 22, 2014

Listeners wonder if feeding guidelines for average-sized horses apply to Draft and Miniature Horses as well.... Read More


Is the Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Important for Horses?

December 15, 2014

An audience member wonders if horses benefit from a balanced Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio. Dr. Clair Thunes responds. ... Read More


Is It Safe to Feed Horses Red Clover Hay?

November 16, 2014

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes addresses a horse owner's concerns about feeding red clover over the winter.... Read More

Karen Davison, PhD, of Purina wraps up her talks during the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting with a humorous jumper meme.


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


How Can We Tell if Hay is Providing Enough Nutrition?

September 15, 2014

Equine nutrition consultant Dr. Clair Thunes explains how hay analysis can help you provide your horse a balanced diet. ... Read More


Does a Horse Need Supplements if You're Feeding Quality Hay?

September 08, 2014

Find out how supplements can help provide your horse important trace minerals that might be lacking in hay. ... Read More

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.


Young Horse Digestive Health

September 08, 2014

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More


Common-Sense Equine Nutrition

August 28, 2014

Do supplements, concentrates, and forages have you confused? Learn what your horse needs from an equine nutritionist.... Read More


Study: Start Measures to Prevent Equine Arthritis Early

June 14, 2014

Anti-inflammatory aids mixed with daily feed rations can help decrease joint inflammation in young horses.... Read More


Yeast Appears to Benefit Foals' Intestinal Flora

June 12, 2014

Researchers believe live yeast supplementation could give a foal's digestive system a better start in life.... Read More


Assessing Protein Levels in Horse Feeds

June 11, 2014

Crude protein numbers on feed bags can be deceptive. Here's what to understand about assessing protein levels.... Read More


Understanding Protein in Horses' Diets

June 10, 2014

Protein is probably the most misunderstood component of horse diets. Here's what you need to know.... Read More


What Kind of Dental Care Do Young Horses Need?

May 22, 2014

Dr. Earl Gaughan explains the attention a young horse's teeth need. (0:01:24) ... Read More


Equine Life Stages: Young Horses

May 11, 2014

Learn more about getting young horses started off right in life. ... Read More


Young Horse Management

May 09, 2014

Use this cheat sheet to make sure your young horse--neonate to yearling--is getting the care she needs.... Read More


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


Youngsters Don't Have it Easy

April 29, 2014

Give your young horse, age 1 to 3 years, a strong start with information from this in-depth special report.... Read More


Colostrum for Foals

April 14, 2014

To a newborn foal, colostrum can mean the difference between life and death.... Read More

Nutrigenomics researchers are trying to uncover interactions between diet and gene expression


What is Nutrigenomics?

April 07, 2014

The future of feeding horses is here: Learn how diet can impact your horse right down to his genetic core. ... Read More