Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

October 24, 2016

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... Read More


The Equine Digestive System

October 22, 2016

Here's what you need to know about how your horse's body digests the food he consumes.... Read More


Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

October 19, 2016

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


Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

October 17, 2016

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More


Switching Horse Feeds Safely

October 01, 2016

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More


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


Exercise and Horses' Feed Needs

September 20, 2016

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes answers a question about maintaining a horse's condition when increasing workload.... Read More


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

September 19, 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


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


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


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


Creating an Equine Diet: What to Remember

August 22, 2016

Don't panic over formulating a balanced diet for your horse. Here are some important tips to remember.... Read More


Strategies for Feeding the Mixed Herd

August 15, 2016

You can't just toss your equine athletes, seniors, youngsters, and retirees the same feed and call it a day.... Read More


Best Alternatives to Daily Supplementation for Horses

August 08, 2016

What do you do if you can't get to the barn to supplement your horse every day? A nutritionist offers advice.... Read More

Much like human athletes, performance horses have special nutritional needs. And with all athletes, it’s important for diets to match activity and athletic level, to reach the highest level of achievement.


6 Ways to Feed Performance Horses for Greater Achievement

August 07, 2016

Performance horses have special nutritional needs. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your athlete's diet.... Read More


Can Owners Help Horses Achieve Weight Loss at Home?

August 05, 2016

Weight loss is possible in most situations, provided the owner remains actively involved in the nutrition program.... Read More


What's the Best Weight Loss Plan for My Horse?

August 01, 2016

A bossy gelding has ballooned during the summer months, and his owner seeks advice for a safe and effective diet.... Read More


Carbohydrates Defined

August 01, 2016

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick burning power.... Read More


Is it Okay to Ride My Ulcer-Prone Horse After Feeding?

July 25, 2016

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


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


What is Protein?

July 18, 2016

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


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


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


5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

July 10, 2016

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


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