Feeding Foals and Young Horses


Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

March 07, 2016

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More


5 Tips for Feeding Foals

March 04, 2016

Proper nutrition is critical for growth and development. Learn the right way to feed your foal.... Read More


Baled Hay vs. Pellets: What's Best for My Horse?

February 29, 2016

Considering a switch? A nutritionist weighs the benefits and drawbacks of feeding horses pelleted hay.... Read More


5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

February 21, 2016

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More


Finally! A Slow Feeder Option That Works for Me!

January 25, 2016

After a year of trial and error, I finally found a slow hay feeder solution for my horses. Maybe it'll work for yours!... Read More


Poll Recap: Readers Confident in Horses' Nutrition

January 12, 2016

The majority of respondents said they were somewhat or very confident in their horse's nutrition program. ... Read More


Supplementing Selenium

January 11, 2016

When does a horse need selenium supplementation and what's the best way to provide it? An equine nutritionist weighs in.... Read More


Nutrition New Year's Resolutions

December 28, 2015

Are you resolving to improve your horse's nutritional status next year? An equine nutritionist shares her tips.... Read More


Sugars and Peppermints: Not Safe Treats for All Horses

December 20, 2015

Horses with certain health conditions should skip sweet treats. Find out if your horse is one.... Read More


Keeping Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

December 10, 2015

From vets stuck in city traffic to vexing ventilation issues, urban-dwelling horse owners deal with unique challenges. ... Read More


How Genetically Modified is Your Horse's Feed?

December 07, 2015

You might be surprised to find out with this introduction to GMOs.... Read More


Why is My Horse's Manure Runny?

November 30, 2015

Nutrition changes, high-carb diets, and more: Discover the nutritional factors that can cause loose stool in horses.... Read More


Equine Gastric Ulcers

November 30, 2015

Are you treating horses with gastric ulcers? Gain an updated understanding of the disease from Dr. Frank Andrews of LSU.... Read More


Poll Recap: Readers Share Their Top Nutrition Sources

November 24, 2015

Of the 457 poll respondents, 139 (30%) said they go to their equine veterinarian first for nutritional information. ... Read More


Tips for Feeding Horses in a Group

November 23, 2015

Does your herd leader get too much to eat while the low man doesn't get enough? Here's our expert's advice.... Read More


When Do Horses Need Vitamin E?

November 16, 2015

Learn about this important piece of the equine nutrition puzzle. Is your horse getting enough?... Read More


Identifying Unhealthy Horse Feed and Supplement Ingredients

November 02, 2015

Dr. Clair Thunes explains what certain feed label terms mean and how to spot potential trouble. ... Read More


Can Horses Eat Pumpkin?

October 26, 2015

Do you want a festive fall treat for your horse? Find out if pumpkin is a safe choice. ... Read More


Can Fat Help Horses Gain Weight in Winter?

October 19, 2015

Find out how to safely feed horses fat and if it's a good weight-gain solution.... Read More


Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

October 17, 2015

Growing horses require specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to aid in proper development.... Read More


Fall Forage Transition Tips for Horse Owners

October 09, 2015

Here's how to help your horse make the switch from pasture to hay as easy and healthy as possible.... Read More


UK Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Sarah Sivinski

September 25, 2015

Sivinski studied muscle metabolism of horses at various stages of life and at different feeding stages. ... Read More


Managing Young Horses

September 15, 2015

Care for horses under the age of 4 with their future health and performance in mind.... Read More


Formulating Equine Diets

September 14, 2015

From forage to concentrates, here's what to consider when building an equine diet.... Read More


What the Hay?

September 07, 2015

Here's what you need to know about this important forage in your horse's diet.... Read More