Recent News for Nutrition-Related Problems

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Do Obese Horses Spend More Time Eating Than Lean Ones?

December 03, 2017

Lean horses actually spent more time than obese ones eating, but both groups consume roughly the same amount of hay.... Read More

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

November 29, 2017

Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More

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Your Obese Horse or Pony is Costing You Money

November 28, 2017

Study results suggest caretakers spend nearly $435 more annually managing obese equids compared to their nonobese ones.... 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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Black Walnut Risks in Horse Pastures

November 08, 2017

Is my horse at risk of developing laminitis if he grazes near black walnut trees and walks through fallen walnuts?... Read More

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Scientists Study Elapid Snakebites in Horses

October 21, 2017

If diagnosed and treated promptly and properly, survival rates can be quite high for equine elapid snakebite patients.... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQs

October 16, 2017

There's lots to consider when helping a horse gain, lose, or maintain weight. Don't worry. We're here to help.... Read More

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Selecting Horse Hay: Separating Fact From Fiction

September 24, 2017

Can you feed hay that's been rained on? Is second-cutting always best? Here we debunk common myths about choosing hay.... Read More

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Unsound and Overweight Horses

September 22, 2017

Find out how you can keep your metabolically efficient horse healthy when he's laid up with injury or chronic illness.... Read More

With the feeder on, ponies walked for almost two hours twice daily, traveling an average of 3.7 times more than when they did not use the dynamic feeder.

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Study: Fat Ponies Will Work for Food

September 18, 2017

Researchers found that some ponies are willing to exercise themselves ... as long as there's food involved.... Read More

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Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

September 07, 2017

Some horses are vulnerable to sun damage. Here's what to watch for and how to protect against it. ... 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

Veterinarians insert tubes into bite victims' nostrils to maintain air flow, as Dr. Barbara T. Page did for this patient.

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Rattlesnake Bite Recourse in Horses

August 29, 2017

One veterinarian describes how she handles these dangerous bites in horses. ... Read More

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Study Evaluates Banned, Controlled Substances in Horse Feed

August 15, 2017

While tiny quantities of some substances were found in samples, researchers say it's not necessarily cause for concern.... Read More

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Bugs in a Bag of Horse Feed

August 07, 2017

What should you do if you find unwelcome pests in your horse's grain? Our nutritionist weighs in.... Read More

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Horse Owners Warned About Blister Beetle Toxicity in Goat

July 12, 2017

Owners are urged to check alfalfa carefully for beetles before feeding to prevent additional cases from developing.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

June 12, 2017

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

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Blister Beetle Basics

June 10, 2017

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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Top Tweets From the 2017 Equine Science Society Symposium

June 05, 2017

We've collected tweets and take-homes from the 2017 Equine Science Society Symposium. Take a look!... Read More

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Researchers Develop Regional Fat Scoring System for Horses

May 30, 2017

The system measures fat deposits near the stomach and small intestine, around the heart, neck crest, and rump.... Read More

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Feeding the Endocrine-Challenged Horse

May 29, 2017

Laminitis risk is the No. 1 reason we worry about equine metabolic conditions such as EMS and PPID when feeding horses.... Read More

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Cardiotoxins in Horses

May 28, 2017

Learn about several substances that can cause heart muscle damage and death in horses.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Drylots for Horses

May 23, 2017

Of the 579 respondents, 443 (77%) said they use drylots to help manage their horses' weight. ... Read More

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Cargill Investigates California Horse Deaths

May 18, 2017

Two horses at the same farm that consumed Nutrena SafeChoice Senior died three days apart.... Read More

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10 Toxic Substances to Avoid

May 11, 2017

Learn about 10 common plants and chemicals your horse should never eat.... Read More