Vitamins & Minerals

Karen Davison, PhD, of Purina wraps up her talks during the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting with a humorous jumper meme.

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Horse Nutrition Tweets from the Purina Horse VIP Event

September 19, 2014

Read our editor's take-home equine nutrition tweets from the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting Sept. 15-17.... Read More

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Does Your Horse Need a Vitamin Supplement?

September 17, 2014

Vitamins are an important part of a horse's diet. But does your horse need a vitamin supplement? Consider the following.... Read More

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Vitamins and Horses

September 15, 2014

Vitamins are tiny organic compounds that have a huge impact on your horse's health. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Does a Horse Need Supplements if You're Feeding Quality Hay?

September 08, 2014

Find out how supplements can help provide your horse important trace minerals that might be lacking in hay. ... Read More

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Finding Fiber in Horse Feeds

June 28, 2014

For most horses, grass and hay are the most common fiber sources. But there are other fiber options as well.... Read More

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Grazing Oat Pastures

June 26, 2014

Can horses be turned out on an oat pasture if it is dried up and not green?... Read More

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Assessing Fiber Quality in Horse Feed

June 23, 2014

Not all fiber is created equal, and different forms can vary widely in terms of quality and digestibility.... Read More

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The Importance of Fiber in Horse Diets

June 20, 2014

Fiber the most important ingredient in every equine diet. Learn why your horse needs plenty of this nutrient.... Read More

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How Much Protein is Enough?

June 14, 2014

Learn about protein excesses and deficiencies and how to determine how much protein your horse needs each day.... Read More

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Assessing Protein Levels in Horse Feeds

June 11, 2014

Crude protein numbers on feed bags can be deceptive. Here's what to understand about assessing protein levels.... Read More

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Understanding Protein in Horses' Diets

June 10, 2014

Protein is probably the most misunderstood component of horse diets. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Horses

June 04, 2014

Nutrient deficits can lead to equine motor neuron disease, osteochondritis dissecans, epiphysitis, and more.... Read More

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Managing Feeding Programs on the Road for Show Horses

May 02, 2014

Here are some suggestions to help maintain your show horse's body condition, appearance, and performance.... Read More

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Nutrient Deficiencies in Horse Diets

March 22, 2014

If a horse's minimum nutrient requirements are not met, he could show signs of a deficiency. ... Read More

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Excessive Cobalt Levels Detected in Meadowlands Racehorses

January 16, 2014

The cobalt was presumably used as a performance-enhancing substance, a statement said. ... Read More

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Abnormal Eating Behaviors: Your Horse Ate What?

December 25, 2013

Anytime a horse is consuming unusual material, a thorough review of the diet is a good idea.... Read More

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

December 05, 2013

A horse require specific nutrients that must be considered when developing his feeding program. ... Read More

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Obsessed with Salt

November 18, 2013

My filly is obsessively licking and biting her salt block. Is it possible for her to eat too much salt?... Read More

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Amino Acid Requirements for Horses

September 18, 2013

Learn about the 21 different amino acids your horse needs to build proteins in his body.... Read More

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Zinc's Role in Young Horses' Immunity

August 06, 2013

Low serum zinc levels were associated with an impaired immune function in yearlings and 2-year-olds.... Read More

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Vitamin E Supplementation for Neurologic Disorders

June 27, 2013

One researcher reviews vitamin E supplementation in horses with neurologic disorders.... Read More

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Maintaining Hydration in Horses: The Roles of Water and Salt

June 03, 2013

Learn how to quench your horse’s thirst to avoid potentially dangerous scenarios, such as severe dehydration.... Read More

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Daily Phosphorus Losses in Growing Horses Studied

June 02, 2013

Current feeding recommendations might be overestimating fecal inevitable phosphorus losses in growing horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Mieke Brummer

May 25, 2013

Brummer’s research focused on selenium and how selenium status affects horses' antioxidant status. ... Read More

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Selenium Status' Impact on Equine Antioxidant Factors

May 12, 2013

Researchers recently evaluated selenium status' impact on antioxidant factors in mature horses.... Read More