Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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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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Time-Saving Feeding Tips for Horse Owners

February 17, 2017

Here are a few ways to make feeding time more efficient without sacrificing your horse's dietary balance.... Read More

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Are You Ready for Spring?

February 15, 2017

Join The Horse's Countdown to Spring Challenge and get your horses and farms ready for warmer weather!... 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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Nutrition Loss in Stored Hay

February 12, 2017

Is your hay more than six months old? Then it might be losing vitamin A and E. ... Read More

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How to Feed Senior Horses

February 12, 2017

Age is a number, not a disease, said Dr. Megan Shepherd. Remember this when tailoring a diet for your older horse.... Read More

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Warm Winter Could Affect Tall Fescue Toxicosis in Broodmares

February 11, 2017

Mild weather could be behind higher-than-average ergovaline concentrations in tall fescue in Central Kentucky pastures.... Read More

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2017 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference Takes Place April 5-6

February 10, 2017

Equine lecture topics will include feeding endocrine-challenged horses, allergies, equine aging, supplements, and more.... Read More

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Show Your Horse You Care on Valentine's Day

February 09, 2017

Give your equine valentine something he or she will truly appreciate.... Read More

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Baled Alfalfa or Alfalfa Pellets: Which is Better?

February 08, 2017

You're faced with the choice of offering your horse alfalfa pellets or hay. Which should you choose?... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2016

February 07, 2017

Dr. Rob MacKay recaps studies on heparin for EHM prevention, liver failure caused by supplements, headshaking, and more.... Read More

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Will Whey Protein Improve My Horse's Topline?

February 06, 2017

Our equine nutrition expert addresses toplines, horse protein needs, and whether whey is the way to go.... Read More

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What's All the Hype? Feeding the Energetic Horse

February 06, 2017

Find out how some simple diet changes might help calm your hyperactive horse.... 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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How to Feed Horses With Gastric Ulcers

February 03, 2017

Tips include ensuring constant forage access, providing pasture turn-out, and limiting concentrate intake, among others.... Read More

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Feeding Horses With Muscle Issues

January 31, 2017

Horses with exertional myopathies can benefit from dietary modifications as well as consistent targeted exercise.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Chew Wood?

January 30, 2017

Our equine nutrition expert offers advice to keep horses from chewing on barn wood and fenceposts.... 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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Conference Takes Fresh Approach to Alfalfa, Stored Forages

January 28, 2017

Attendees will learn how they can improve the efficiency and quality of all their hay, silage, and baleage production.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Yatta Boakari

January 28, 2017

Boakari is studying protein's effects on mare reproductive parameters such as early pregnancy loss and embryo quality.... Read More

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Extension Agents to Host 10th Pastures Please! Workshop

January 26, 2017

Lectures will focus on reducing tall fescue toxicosis, the top toxins for horses in Kentucky, weed control, and more.... Read More

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Deconstructing the Laminitis 'Train Wreck'

January 25, 2017

Researchers have made great strides in understanding laminitis, but it remains a difficult disease to predict and treat.... Read More

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Getting Through Cold Spells Can be Stressful for Livestock

January 24, 2017

A combination of cold air and winds create dangerous conditions. Here's how to protect your horses and other animals.... Read More

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Feeding the Ulcer-Prone Horse

January 23, 2017

Learn how to craft a diet for the horse with painful lesions in his stomach.... Read More

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Feed Weanlings Carefully to Support Growth, Reduce DOD

January 23, 2017

A forage-based, total mixed-ration cube fed free choice supported weanling growth rates without increasing DOD cases.... Read More