Recent News for Nutrition

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Protecting Your Horse From Poisonous Fall Leaves

September 26, 2016

Is it okay for my horse to eat leaves that have fallen from trees in his pasture?... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Orchardgrass

September 24, 2016

Orchardgrass is a cool-season perennial and a desirable hay and pasture grass for horses.... Read More

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Healthy Horse App Features More Horse Types, Uses

September 23, 2016

The smartphone app is designed to help owners better manage their horses' weights.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

September 23, 2016

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

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Kentucky Faces Difficulty With Alfalfa Establishment in 2016

September 22, 2016

Wet and humid weather resulted in a number of diseases popping up in alfalfa crops across the commonwealth.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Treats: Yay or Neigh?

September 20, 2016

Of the 1,452 respondents 579 (40%) said they occasionally treat their horse to apples or carrots.... Read More

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Complete Feeds vs. Ration Balancers: What's the Difference?

September 18, 2016

One's designed to be the horse's whole diet, while the other should be added to a ration. Which is best for your horse?... Read More

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Caring for the Colic Survivor

September 18, 2016

Special maintenance and nutrition can help your horse get back to (and stay in) good health after a colic episode.... Read More

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Sycamore Maple Seed Toxicity in Horses Studied

September 18, 2016

Researchers identified a plausible link between equine atypical myopathy and sycamore maple seed ingestion.... Read More

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Can Weight Loss Predict Chronic Grass Sickness Outcomes?

September 17, 2016

Weight loss--both the amount and rate--can help predict chronic equine grass sickness survival, researchers found.... Read More

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Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

September 16, 2016

As autumn approaches, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... Read More

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Equine Nutrition Survey for South Dakota Horse Owners

September 13, 2016

Researchers say responses from the survey will help gauge horse owners' and managers' understanding of equine nutrition.... Read More

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Feeding PPID Horses

September 12, 2016

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More

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Can Alfalfa Induce Type 1 Photosensitization in Horses?

September 11, 2016

Researchers concluded that alfalfa hay can induce primary photosensitization, but what it results from remains unclear.... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

September 10, 2016

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

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Shared Science: Human and Equine Health Similarities

September 09, 2016

Studying diseases across species can benefit horses as well as people.... Read More

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2016 BEVA Congress: Thursday's Top Tweets

September 08, 2016

Top take-homes from presentations on laminitis, grass sickness, atypical myopathy, sedation, and more.... Read More

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Feeding a Senior Hinny

September 07, 2016

My 30-year-old hinny is losing weight. How can I help him regain his weight without causing him harm?... Read More

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Horse Feed Storage and Preservation

September 05, 2016

Buy quality hay and grain and store it in cool, dry places to preserve nutrient content and prevent spoilage.... Read More

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Study: Gut Microflora Changes Could Point to EMS

September 04, 2016

Researchers observed a decrease in the fecal microbial diversity in EMS horses compared to metabolically normal horses.... Read More

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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

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Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

August 31, 2016

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses recently diagnosed with PPID.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Water Options

August 30, 2016

Of the 1,413 respondents, 936 (66%) said their horses get water from a trough or bucket that they fill manually.... Read More

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Does Skeletal Muscle Inflammation Lead to Hyperinsulinemia?

August 30, 2016

Researchers could not identify a positive relationship between inflammation and obesity or insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Feeding the Horse With Asthma

August 29, 2016

Recurrent airway obstruction is a medical condition, but feed changes might help your horse breathe better.... Read More