Vitamins & Minerals

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Can a Horse Consume Too Many Electrolytes?

December 10, 2017

Find out why a horse might prefer electrolyte water over plain water and if that's a cause for concern.... Read More

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Winter Horse Feeding: Ration Balancer Feeds and Supplements

November 26, 2017

Learn the difference between ration balancer feeds and supplements and how they benefit horses when pastures are scarce.... Read More

Dehydration can cause serious problems for horses, including colic, so make sure his water doesn’t turn to ice during subfreezing temperatures. Installing heated and insulated fountains can reduce the time it takes to complete winter barn chores and ensure your horse has around-the-clock water access.

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Reducing Winter Colic Risk in Your Horse

November 21, 2017

Dr. Clair Thunes offers advice for preventing colic when the weather turns cold.... Read More

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The Latest on Feeding Laminitic Horses

November 19, 2017

If your horse falls into the at-risk category, consider these diet changes.... Read More

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Selenium and Cribbing: Is There a Relationship?

November 15, 2017

Researchers found that the cribbers in their study were deficient in selenium.... Read More

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Feeding Young Horses: Graduating to a Grown-Up Diet

October 29, 2017

Consider growth rate and nutrient balance when deciding what to feed young horses.... Read More

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Why Do Electrolytes Encourage Horses to Drink?

October 29, 2017

Our nutrition expert looks at why a horse might choose to drink water with electrolytes over plain water.... Read More

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Fall Colic Prevention for Horses

October 16, 2017

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes shares advice on how to reduce your horse's risk of colicking this fall. ... Read More

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Piecing Together the Performance Horse Puzzle

October 06, 2017

Combine nutrition, exercise, and veterinary care to create the perfect picture of performance horse health.... Read More

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A Beer for Our Horses

September 18, 2017

With Oktoberfest in full swing, we started to wonder: Is the racetrack tradition of giving horses beer a good idea?... Read More

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Obsessed with Salt

August 30, 2017

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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Tips for Feeding Foals After Weaning

August 17, 2017

Weanlings require additional support and feeding adjustments as they grow. Here's what to remember. ... Read More

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Can Nutrition Boost the Equine Immune System?

July 09, 2017

Researchers are looking at how diet might influence how horses respond to stress and disease.... Read More

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

July 02, 2017

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

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Improving Dry Equine Skin and Coats With Nutrition

June 26, 2017

Do you have a horse with flaky skin and a dry mane and tail? The right feed might help.... Read More

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

June 15, 2017

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

April 12, 2017

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

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What is Protein?

March 15, 2017

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

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Spring Calories Count for Horses

March 13, 2017

Your horse came out of winter in good body condition. Find out how can you keep that trend going as the grass greens.... Read More

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

March 10, 2017

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

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Trace Mineral Basics: Molybdenum

March 10, 2017

Molybdenum isn't usually a topic of conversation, but this mineral is an important part of your horse's diet.... Read More

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Trace Mineral Basics: Manganese

March 09, 2017

In some areas, water sources can contain substantial amounts of Mn, which can affect dietary needs.... Read More

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How to Feed HYPP Horses

March 06, 2017

What kind of diet should a horse with HYPP consume to help keep clinical signs at bay?... Read More

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Trace Mineral Basics: Iron

March 06, 2017

Iron plays a key role in oxygen transport and immune function in the horse. ... Read More

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7 Equine Nutrition Myths Busted

March 03, 2017

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