Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Grasping Insulin Resistance in Horses

October 18, 2017

Two leading researchers explain insulin's effects on the body and how to manage the IR horse. ... Read More

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Pasture Management 101: Drought, Excess Rain, and Erosion

October 16, 2017

Protect pastures by using rotational grazing and managing manure.... Read More

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Fall Colic Prevention for Horses

October 16, 2017

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes shares advice on how to reduce your horse's risk of colicking this fall. ... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQs

October 16, 2017

There's lots to consider when helping a horse gain, lose, or maintain weight. Don't worry. We're here to help.... Read More

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A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

October 11, 2017

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More

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Pasture Management 101: Starting a New Pasture from Scratch

October 09, 2017

Factors to consider include facility design, rotational grazing, recommended seeding practices, and toxic weeds.... Read More

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Keeping Rodents Out of Your Feed Room

October 09, 2017

Rats and mice spread disease and ruin horse feed. Learn how to reduce populations in your barn.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Frequent Travelers

October 09, 2017

Getting ready to head south for the winter? Prepare in advance to keep your horse healthy during and after transport.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

October 08, 2017

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More

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British Horse Health Survey Trends Reflect Current Research

October 04, 2017

Skin diseases and lameness were the most commonly reported ailments, affecting 31.1% and 23.4% of horses, respectively.... Read More

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Working With An Equine Nutritionist

October 01, 2017

A nutritionist can tell you if you're over- or underfeeding or supplementing and address other equine diet concerns.... Read More

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

October 01, 2017

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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5 Ways to Protect Horses (and Humans) From Rabies

September 29, 2017

While rabies is fatal, the disease is also preventable. A veterinarian shares five tips to protect your and your horse.... Read More

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Evaluating Horses With Chronic Colic

September 29, 2017

Horses with chronic colic present unique challenges and create a diagnostic puzzle for veterinarians to piece together.... Read More

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Pasture Management 101: Renovating Horse Fields

September 25, 2017

If your pastures are lacking in quality grasses, review these steps for renovating and improving grazing areas.... Read More

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Helping Old Horses Gain Weight Before Winter

September 25, 2017

Our nutrition expert offers care and feeding tips for a thin senior horse before the cold weather hits.... Read More

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Feeding Choke-Prone Horses

September 25, 2017

Find out which horses are at the highest risk for feed-related choke and what you can do to reduce that risk.... Read More

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Selecting Horse Hay: Separating Fact From Fiction

September 24, 2017

Can you feed hay that's been rained on? Is second-cutting always best? Here we debunk common myths about choosing hay.... Read More

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Unsound and Overweight Horses

September 22, 2017

Find out how you can keep your metabolically efficient horse healthy when he's laid up with injury or chronic illness.... Read More

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UKVDL Map of the Month: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

September 20, 2017

Affected horses can exhibit mild colic signs, jaundice, fever, depression, mild limb edema, and ataxia.... Read More

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Shared Science: Human and Equine Health Similarities

September 19, 2017

Studying diseases across species can benefit horses as well as people.... Read More

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Pasture Management 101: Grass Species

September 18, 2017

In Part 1 of our series, learn which grasses commonly populate healthy horse pastures.... Read More

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A Beer for Our Horses

September 18, 2017

With Oktoberfest in full swing, we started to wonder: Is the racetrack tradition of giving horses beer a good idea?... Read More

With the feeder on, ponies walked for almost two hours twice daily, traveling an average of 3.7 times more than when they did not use the dynamic feeder.

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Study: Fat Ponies Will Work for Food

September 18, 2017

Researchers found that some ponies are willing to exercise themselves ... as long as there's food involved.... Read More

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Could Horses Aid in Invasive Plant Control?

September 16, 2017

Researchers say horses could help control some invasive species while maintaining good body weight.... Read More