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Gastric Ulcer Prevalence in Feral, Domestic Horses Compared

July 05, 2015

Ulcers were more prevalent in domestic horses than feral ones, but the latter group wasn't immune to these lesions.... Read More

Dr. Laurie Lawrence

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Lawrence Receives Equine Nutrition Research Award

June 26, 2015

Laurie Lawrence, PhD, was recognized for her professional achievements in the equine industry.... Read More

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Keeping Pastured Horses Safe during Drought

June 25, 2015

Drought-related toxicity in horses is rare but typically has serious consequences if it occurs.... Read More

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Prevalence of, Risk Factors for Ulcers in Jumpers Examined

June 19, 2015

Researchers found that 34% of jumping horses examined had both squamous and glandular ulcers.... Read More

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Understanding Hay Analysis Results

June 18, 2015

Hay analysis can help owners better balance their horses' diets and meet nutritional requirements.... 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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Time-Saving Horse Care Tips

June 12, 2015

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time on all aspects of horse care.... Read More

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Planning a Diet for a Laminitic Horse

June 08, 2015

Feeding a laminitic horse can be a challenge. Here are some tips for planning a diet suitable for such horses.... 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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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

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

May 23, 2015

A horse requires specific nutrients that you must consider when developing his feeding program.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

May 15, 2015

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More

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

May 12, 2015

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

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

May 08, 2015

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More

The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers is gastroscopy--viewing the horse's stomach through a tube passed through his nostril, as Dr. Bill Hay, Dr. Michelle Garrison, and Eanna Hosick are shown doing here with their patient, Norman.

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Gastric Ulcers: Common in Performance Horses and Foals

May 06, 2015

About 90% of performance horses and 25 to 50% of foals have ulcers. Here's what to watch for and how to prevent them.... Read More

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Baled Alfalfa or Alfalfa Pellets: Which is Better?

May 04, 2015

You're faced with the choice of offering your horse alfalfa pellets or hay. Which should you choose?... Read More

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Tips for Managing Horses on Spring Pastures

May 02, 2015

Here are some tips to remember to help your horse stay happy and healthy when consuming this spring's lush pasture.... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 02, 2015

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More

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Horse Feeding Basics

April 20, 2015

Confused about your horse's diet? We're here to help. Here's how to craft the proper hay and grain ration.... Read More

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New California Water Restrictions' Impact on Horses

April 15, 2015

Many owners have implemented water conservation practices at their facilities. Here's how they're faring. ... Read More

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Tips for a Successful Spring Turnout

April 13, 2015

Here's how to ensure your horse receives ample nutrition and stays healthy while grazing spring pasture.... Read More

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Spring Health Preparations

March 31, 2015

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season.... Read More

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TRF Launches Seventh Annual Hay Drive

March 18, 2015

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation expects its hay costs in 2015 to exceed $220,000.... Read More

When soaking hay, fill your bucket with cold water, submerge a haynet filled with a measured amount of your horse's hay for seven to 16 hours, remove it and let the excess soak water drip off, then dispose of the soak liquor away from waterways.

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Soak Away Your Hay's Hidden Dangers

March 16, 2015

Certain hays and horses don't marry well. Here's how to modify your forage.... Read More

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Post-Winter Weight Gain

March 09, 2015

Here's how to feed your hard keeper once temperatures start rising.... Read More