Recent News for Nutrition-Related Problems

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Poll Recap: Equine Weight Management Challenges

April 18, 2017

Of the 576 respondents, 277 (48%) said their horses are easy keepers and gain weight easily.... Read More

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Feeding Type-1 PSSM Horses

April 17, 2017

Balanced nutrition and exercise can help horses with type-1 PSSM lead active, healthy lives.... Read More

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10 EMS Resources on TheHorse.com

April 13, 2017

Improve your knowledge about diagnosing, treating, and preventing equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).... Read More

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4 Misconceptions About Alfalfa

March 21, 2017

Does alfalfa cause kidney or respiratory problems or make horses hyper? Specialists shed light on these myths and more.... 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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Cost-Effective Feeding for Horses

March 08, 2017

Find out how to design an affordable feeding program without compromising your horse's health.... 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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Trace Mineral Basics: Cobalt

March 03, 2017

Cobalt is required in very small amounts in the equine diet.... Read More

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Trace Mineral Basics: Iodine

March 01, 2017

Find out how iodine plays an important role in equine metabolism, growth and development, and overall health. ... Read More

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Trace Mineral Basics: Zinc and Copper

February 27, 2017

Learn more about these trace minerals that are vital to horse health. ... Read More

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Life-Threatening Hyperkalemia in Horses

February 18, 2017

High blood potassium levels cause hyperkalemia. Here's what to watch for and how to treat this dangerous condition.... Read More

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Horses Eating Thistle

February 15, 2017

An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks.... Read More

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Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate

February 03, 2017

Pay special attention to the purpose statement, guaranteed analysis, ingredients, and directions for use.... Read More

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Addressing the 'Air Fern' in Your Barn

January 30, 2017

Roly-poly, cresty-necked horses and ponies are in harm's way. Here's how to help your overweight equid shed pounds.... Read More

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Do Pre- and Probiotics Help Horses?

January 23, 2017

A nutritionist looks at the relevant, if limited, research about pre- and probiotics in the equine diet.... Read More

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Plants That Kill

January 08, 2017

Minimize your horse's risk of ingesting a deadly plant by identifying and eliminating harmful species.... Read More

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The War Against Obesity

December 26, 2016

A successful equine slim-down program includes frequent weight assessments, smart feeding, and exercise.... Read More

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UK to Host Tall Fescue Pasture Renovation Workshop

December 21, 2016

The workshop will take place March 9, 2017, at UK's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Spindletop Research Farm.... Read More

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Equine Weight Management: Facts and Fiction

December 11, 2016

Are you trying to help your horse gain or lose weight? Here are some facts and fallacies to consider.... Read More

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Wednesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 08, 2016

Top tweets and take-homes from sessions on PSSM, laminitis studies, equine tongue tumors, and more!... Read More

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Dallisgrass Makes a Rare Impact on Kentucky Horse Operation

November 24, 2016

Scientists believe a batch of hay containing dallisgrass caused neurologic problems in horses residing in Bell County.... Read More

The chronic form of equine grass sickness causes sudden extreme weight loss leading to a "wasp waist" appearance.

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Research Sheds New Light on Equine Grass Sickness

November 13, 2016

Several new studies were published as a free special collection in the Equine Veterinary Journal this month.... Read More

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Protect Horses From Toxic Marsh Mallow Weed

November 12, 2016

Researchers believe the Malva parviflora weed was behind the deaths of four Australian horses.... Read More