Vitamins & Minerals


Obsessed with Salt

August 31, 2016

My filly is licking and biting her salt block obsessively. Is it possible for her to eat too much salt?... Read More


Is Selenium Deficiency Deadly to Horses?

August 29, 2016

Too much dietary selenium can cause toxicity or even death. But too little selenium can be life-threatening, as well.... Read More


Vitamin C: Does it Help Horses With Inflammation?

August 15, 2016

A horse owner wonders if a vitamin C supplement will help her horse with swollen legs.... Read More


Best Alternatives to Daily Supplementation for Horses

August 08, 2016

What do you do if you can't get to the barn to supplement your horse every day? A nutritionist offers advice.... Read More


What is Protein?

July 18, 2016

Take a look at protein and its role in the equine diet.... Read More


Horses Grazing Oat Pastures

July 04, 2016

Can horses be turned out on an oat pasture if it is dried up and not green?... Read More


7 Equine Nutrition Myths Busted

June 13, 2016

Decipher fact vs. fiction when it comes to the complicated world of feeding horses. ... Read More


Feeding Horses Chia: Consider Calcium and Phosphorus Balance

June 13, 2016

Chia is calcium-rich, but inverted calcium-to-phosphorus ratios can cause horses big problems. Here's what to know.... Read More


How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

June 12, 2016

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More


A Look Back at the Feeding of Performance Horses

May 30, 2016

Find out how feeding recommendations and diets for performance horses have changed over the years. ... Read More


Feeding Broodmares

May 02, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains how a broodmare's nutritional needs change during her pregnancy. ... Read More


Mineral Nutrition and the Equine Athlete

April 25, 2016

These micronutrients found in forage, feeds, and supplements help support the athletic horse's health.... Read More


Understanding 'PPM' on Horse Feed Labels

April 25, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains what "PPM" means on feed labels and how that translates to your horse's diet. ... Read More


Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

April 18, 2016

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More


Do Hoof Supplements Help?

April 11, 2016

Specific ingredients can help hoof quality, but maybe your horse's diet is missing more than that supplement can fix. ... Read More


What's So Special About Lysine?

April 04, 2016

A nutritionist explains why horses need this amino acid in their diets and what happens if they don't consume enough.... Read More


How To Feed Your Newly Adopted Mustang

March 28, 2016

Our equine nutrition expert (and past mustang owner!) offers advice about feeding easy-keeping mustangs.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kelsey Smith

March 26, 2016

Smith's research is focused on determining the dietary requirement for the amino acid threonine in growing horses.... Read More


My Horse Keeps Eating his Himalayan Salt Block: Is he Okay?

February 14, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains how to ensure your horse gets an appropriate amount of salt.... Read More

Mares and foals have relatively high P requirements compared to a mature sedentary horse.


Phosphorus in My Horse's Diet: What is it Good For?

January 30, 2016

In a nutshell, phosphorus is an essential nutrient that horses cannot live without. Here's what you should know.... Read More


Copper's Impact on Equine Coat Color

January 25, 2016

Can feeding copper help darken a horse's coat and prevent sun-bleaching? Learn more about this important trace mineral.... Read More


Supplementing Selenium

January 11, 2016

When does a horse need selenium supplementation and what's the best way to provide it? An equine nutritionist weighs in.... Read More


Nutrition New Year's Resolutions

December 28, 2015

Are you resolving to improve your horse's nutritional status next year? An equine nutritionist shares her tips.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Christine Latham

December 19, 2015

Latham is researching amino acid supplementation's effects on whole body and muscle protein synthesis in aged horses.... Read More


Protein's Role in Fueling Performance Horses

December 11, 2015

Protein--made up of amino acids--mainly functions in muscle, tendon, and ligament development and repair.... Read More