Vitamins & Minerals


The Horse Launches Weekly Nutrition Q&A

October 01, 2015

Submit your questions now for our expert, independent equine nutrition consultant Clair Thunes, PhD.... Read More


Amino Acids 101

September 24, 2015

Learn about the 21 amino acids that form proteins in your horse's body and why they're crucial to his health. ... Read More

Researchers determined that blanketing does not appear to impact horses' vitamin D status.


Do Blanketed Horses Get Enough Vitamin D?

June 18, 2015

Researchers determined that blanketing does not appear to impact horses' vitamin D status.... Read More


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


Nutritional Support for Horse Hooves

May 21, 2015

The complex equine hoof relies on important nutritional building blocks for strength and integrity.... Read More


Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Horses

May 18, 2015

Find out if your horse could be at risk of suffering subtle but serious vitamin and mineral imbalances.... Read More


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


Feeding Horses with Neuromuscular Disorders

May 11, 2015

A correct diet can make these sometimes-debilitating conditions manageable.... Read More


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


Should I Worry About the Hardness of My Horses' Water?

March 30, 2015

Our new community water source is "hard" water, with higher levels of calcium and magnesium. Should I be concerned? ... Read More


Cobalt Use in Racehorses

March 09, 2015

Regulators are paying close attention to this seemingly innocuous trace mineral found in B vitamins. Find out why.... Read More


UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Held Jan. 23-24

February 20, 2015

Lecture topics included equine proliferative enteropathy, the physiology of aging, amino acid requirements, and more.... Read More


Why Do Horses Need Amino Acids in Their Diets?

February 19, 2015

Amino acids are one of the most significant pieces of the puzzle in a horse's diet and are used to build protein.... 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


Minerals 101

November 03, 2014

Here's a rundown of the most important macro- and microminerals in your horse's diet.... Read More


The Importance of Minerals in Horses' Diets

November 02, 2014

Minerals make up a tiny fraction of a horse's diet, but are critical for body functions. Here's what you need to know.... Read More


Are Red Mineral Blocks Better for Horses Than White Ones?

October 27, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes shares her thoughts on if horses should get red or white salt blocks.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashley Fowler

October 25, 2014

Fowler's main research focus involves investigating what affects horses' phosphorus excretion.... Read More


2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 24, 2014

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management.... Read More


Is Himalayan Salt Better than Regular Salt for Horses?

October 13, 2014

Learn if extra money spent on a Himalayan salt block is a good investment.... Read More


Fat-Soluble Vitamins 101

October 05, 2014

Here's what you should know about how fat-soluble vitamins function and why they're important to your horse.... Read More


Water-Soluble Vitamins 101

October 04, 2014

Learn about water-soluble vitamins, how they function, and why they're important to your horse.... Read More


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

September 29, 2014

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


Does Your Horse Need a Vitamin Supplement?

September 17, 2014

Vitamins are an important part of a horse's diet. But does your horse need a vitamin supplement? Consider the following.... Read More