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Exercise, Nutritional Supplement's Effects on Inflammation

March 29, 2013

Researchers are closer to helping owners and trainers identify if a horse is at risk for soft tissue injury.... Read More

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Use of Calming Agent in Racehorses Examined

March 28, 2013

Racing officials are taking a close look at the calming agent GABA, which was banned by the USEF in 2012. ... Read More

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Healthy Horse Treats

February 01, 2013

Fed in moderation, most treats won't negatively impact a horse's overall diet.... Read More

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Two Supplements' Effects on Nonglandular Ulcers (AAEP 2012)

January 28, 2013

Some nutritionists have speculated that certain dietary supplements might assist with equine ulcer management.... Read More

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Comparing the Effects of Two Equine Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements

December 09, 2012

Although the equine body incorporates these two supplements differently, each has its benefits.... Read More

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Pre- and Probiotics for Horses

November 26, 2012

Providing pre- and probiotics, coupled with proper nutrition, can have positive effects on horses' health.... Read More

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Supplementing Wisely

November 01, 2012

Assess your horse's overall diet, nutrient needs, health status, and workload before supplementing him.... Read More

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Equine Ration Balancer Pellets Explained

June 09, 2012

When fed with forage, ration balancer pellets supplement equine diets without excess calories. ... Read More

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USEF: Use of GABA as a Calming Supplement Prohibited

February 23, 2012

Recently, reports of the use of a product called "Carolina Gold" have been brought to the USEF Equine Drugs an... Read More

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Allergy Management through Antioxidants, Digestive Support

April 23, 2011

Nutritional support in the form of antioxidant and digestive aid can help strengthen the immune system. ... Read More

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Supplements: Readers Dish for Their Foals

December 07, 2010

TheHorse.com readers responded to a poll asking, "At what age do you start feeding your foal(s) supplements?" ... Read More

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Researchers: Selenium's Value is in the Sperm, Not the Blood

October 08, 2010

The trace element selenium appears to reinforce sperm quality and thus maintain a stallion's fertility.... Read More

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Minerals: Important for Quality Horse Nutrition

September 21, 2010

When it comes to a horse's enjoyment and quality of life, he might need more than just a pasture and some oats. While most horses get the majority of their nutrients from pasture and grain, many might not be receiving the mineral nutrition... Read More

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Alternative Therapies: Readers Weigh In

May 18, 2010

Readers responded to a poll asking, "What alternative therapeutic options have you used on your horse?"... Read More

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Allergy Control through Antioxidants and Digestive Support

April 02, 2010

Phytonutrients are class of natural compounds showing tremendous value in controlling inflammation.... Read More

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Phytonutrients for Controlling Free Radicals in Horses

March 07, 2010

Phytonutrients are a class of compounds showing value in controlling inflammation and its negative effects.... Read More

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Minerals and Vitamins

November 01, 2009

Vitamins and minerals pack a nutritional wallop several times the size of their portions.... Read More

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Probiotics and Prebiotics

May 01, 2009

When the levels of the good bugs wane--as in cases of stress, travel, or antibiotic administration--there are ways to replenish them with the help of probiotics and prebiotics for your horse.... Read More

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State Vet: Selenium Overdose Likely Cause of Polo Pony Deaths

April 28, 2009

Florida State Veterinarian Thomas J. Holt, DVM, reported today that an overdose of selenium was the probable cause of death of the 21 polo horses that collapsed prior to a... Read More

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Mineral Oil, Psyllium Combination Effective for Sand Clearance in New Study

February 08, 2008

Mineral oil, a traditional equine laxative, clears sand from the equine intestine more effectively when used in conjunction with psyllium, according to new research from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, in Austria. These results are... Read More

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'Soil Minerals: The Basis of Nutrition' PowerPoint Lecture Available

October 16, 2007

Authored and narrated by Kathryn Watts, BS, a Power Point lecture on CD entitled "Soil Minerals: The Basis of Nutrition" is now available for horse owners interested in equine health and hoof care. The science behind mineral nutrition in grass and ha... Read More

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Drought Aftermath: Missouri Vets Reporting Vitamin E, Selenium Problems

June 11, 2007

While much of the Midwest has recovered from the drought that parched the area last year, horses are continuing to experience effects from the hot, dry summer of 2006. Due to a bad hay crop, University of Missouri-Columbia veterinarians are... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent and Control Disease

August 01, 2006

Dietary management can work like magic for specific equine diseases.... Read More

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Selenium: A Balancing Act

March 01, 2006

Selenium in a horse's diet is a balancing act--the horse has to have a small amount, and too much is fatal.... Read More

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Mineral and Electrolyte Balance

August 01, 2005

Developing a good strategy for mineral/electrolyte replacement during rest stops when traveling with horses ... Read More