Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Is It Okay to Ride an Ulcer-Prone Horse After She's Eaten?

July 25, 2016

Old wisdom tells us not to feed horses before exercise. But this outdated belief might be hurting your horse.... Read More

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What Does a Horse Need in His Diet?

July 25, 2016

Take a tour through the horse's innards and learn about the links between his physiology and his diet.... Read More

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

July 24, 2016

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

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Horse Health Research Continues at 2016 Tevis Cup

July 22, 2016

Researchers will again be studying horses' hydration status and how it relates to ride completion or noncompletion.... Read More

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Hyperinsulinemia in Horses: What to Watch For

July 22, 2016

Researchers identified several disease predictors, including advancing age, laminitis, and a cresty neck, among others.... Read More

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15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More

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Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

July 20, 2016

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More

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What is Protein?

July 18, 2016

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

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Feeding Racehorses With the Digestive Tract in Mind

July 18, 2016

Design a feeding program that provides adequate calories without putting the horse at risk for gastrointestinal upset.... Read More

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Blister Beetle Basics

July 17, 2016

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

Once hay is baled, it’s taken from the field and stored in a dry place for sale or use throughout the year.

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Tips for Maintaining a Healthful Hay Loft

July 14, 2016

Inspect and clean your hay loft or storage structure to help ensure the hay you store in it remains fresh.... Read More

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A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

July 13, 2016

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Racehorse Respiratory Health

July 13, 2016

Reducing particulates in a horse's environment can go a long way toward ensuring his airway is as healthy as possible.... Read More

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British Researchers Seeking to Improve Horse Welfare

July 12, 2016

Welfare issues include stress/pain behavior; inappropriate nutrition, stabling, and turnout; and delayed death.... Read More

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Feeding an OTTB-Turned Barrel Horse

July 11, 2016

Off-track Thoroughbreds have special nutritional needs as they begin transitioning to new careers.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

July 10, 2016

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 09, 2016

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More

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Miniature Horse Basics: Small Size, Big Responsibility

July 08, 2016

If you're considering a Miniature Horse as a pet or companion, remember that a small size doesn't mean less upkeep.... Read More

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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

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Feeding Horses to Reduce Weight or Body Condition

July 04, 2016

Obesity in horses can lead to health problems. Here are tips for feeding overweight horses to promote weight loss.... Read More

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Tips for Feeding New Hay

July 01, 2016

Be sure new hay is dry and free of dust and mold, and always introduce it to horses' diets slowly.... Read More

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Non-Structural Carbohydrates in Horse Forages

June 30, 2016

Forages high in non-structural carbohydrates can be detrimental for some horses. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Stocking Up on Hay

June 28, 2016

Of the 1,102 respondents, 397 (36%) said they purchase hay once a year for their horses. ... Read More

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Medical Colic Management: What to Know

June 28, 2016

The goal of medical management centers around breaking the associated pain cycle and reestablishing proper GI function,... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Tall Fescue

June 26, 2016

Tall fescue is a very hardy forage able to withstand high summer temperatures, drought, moisture stress, and shade. ... Read More