October 21, 2008
Wheat prices have plummeted from historic highs to their lowest levels in 16 months amid the turmoil in the credit markets and huge wheat crops worldwide, analysts say.
The sell-off of commodity futures contracts began in earnest in... Read More
August 22, 2008
Young horses might be easier to train if they temporarily lay off the sweets, according to a study. ... Read More
August 01, 2008
We often tend to view the equine industry as a separate entity--one that stands... Read More
August 01, 2008
The Maryland Department of Agriculture's Maryland Horse Industry Board today released the Mid-Atlantic Animal Import Center Feasibility Study, which identified the Midfield Cargo Complex of the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington Internationa... Read More
June 20, 2008
Just when horse owners became resigned to escalating corn prices due to ethanol demand, Midwest corn fields were swamped by floodwaters the Mississippi River's banks just couldn't contain.
Now with acres of corn fields deluged, growers and... Read More
June 04, 2008
If forages provide the "maintenance" energy horses need for the workings of everyday life--grazing, sleeping, wandering from pasture to pasture, maintaining internal temperature--then cereal grains are the turbo-charged portion of the diet.... Read More
May 01, 2008
Providing a complete diet for your horse does not have to be time-consuming or expensive.... Read More
March 01, 2008
The key to a good feed program is to start with the proper type of forage for the individual, then (if needed) pick the right concentrate or supplement.
Most horse owners try to provid... Read More
October 30, 2007
When it comes to horses, what does "low carb" mean? Lower than what? "There are several analytical procedures that measure sugar, and each one measures a slightly different fraction," said Kathryn Watts, BS, owner of Rocky Mountain Research & Consult... Read More
August 01, 2007
Maintain perspective on additional sweetening compounds added to concentrated feeds and pellets. ... Read More
April 15, 2007
Nutritionists are doing away with "nonstructural carbohydrates" in favor of more specific measures.
If you own a horse with laminitis or a metabolic problem such as insulin resistance or Cushing's disease, chances are you've... Read More
April 01, 2007
Comparing equine digestive function with small animal function leads to misconceptions and mismanagement.... Read More
December 04, 2006
The majority of horses consume some sort of feed concentrate everyday, and most of that feed comes out of bags, according to a recent industry survey conducted by the USDA.
More than 90% of equine operations reported feeding some sort of... Read More
March 17, 2006
Progressive Nutrition has launched a new web site featuring the Equine Nutritionist Blog. Blogging is one of the newest tools in high-tech web marketing, now available to the horse community.
The Equine Nutritionist Blog offers consumers... Read More
February 01, 2006
Sweet feeds, pelleted feeds, textured feeds, concentrate mixes, processed mixes ... many novice (and seasoned) horse owners are confused over what these feeds are, the purposes they serve, and which horses benefit from them. Read on to learn how you ... Read More
January 01, 2006
A little bran, warm water, and molasses are all it takes to create a mouth-watering mash fit for horse utopia.... Read More
December 13, 2005
Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) has opened a new 140,000-ton capacity feed manufacturing facility in Lecompte, La. The new mill will produce feed for the pet food, aquaculture, equine, beef, poultry, dairy, and wild game industries.... Read More
November 18, 2005
Tennessee Farmers Cooperative officials voluntarily recalled four lots of horse feed in early and mid-November after a horse's death was linked to the feed, which contained high levels of a livestock drug. The 10% Grain Mix (item #93638) was... Read More
August 23, 2005
Trainer Tim Ritchey said Tuesday that Preakness and Belmont (both gr. I) winner Afleet Alex's fracture is healing nicely, but with an extra week of walking prescribed, there is a question whether the colt can make the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup... Read More
August 03, 2005
Oregon implemented a provisional equine feed label law on June 1 that would allow feed manufacturers to add non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) to the list of nutrient requirements already found on feed bags in that state. Adding NSC to the feed... Read More
March 08, 2005
On March 7, Farnam, known for its wide variety of equine products from equine dewormers to fly sprays to equipment, and Purina, one of the country's most recognized and respected manufacturers of animal feeds, announced they had become partners... Read More
October 01, 2004
Despite widespread structural damage and economic devastation to areas of Florida, the horse population fared well in the path of Hurricane Charley. At least three horses were euthanized in Florida from injuries resulting from flying debris... Read More
October 01, 2004
When feeding horses, two seemingly opposing aspects hold true: It's a little bit of art, and a little bit of science. On one hand, tradition reigns supreme when it comes to horse feeding. Many techniques have been passed down from generation to... Read More
September 01, 2004
The options and opinions on what to feed your horse are numerous. My goal in this article is to review the differences between the "simple-stomached" creatures (such as ourselves, dogs, cats, etc.) and the horse. In addition, we will take a look... Read More
June 01, 2004
Perhaps you've never thought about why your horse's grain looks the way it does, whether it's a molasses-bathed mix of cracked corn and crimped oats, alfalfa-enriched pellets, or chunky nuggets. If you're like most modern... Read More
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Q. Do you have any information about what would happen if you were to feed a horse bread? I understand that bread is starch, which horses don't digest very fast, and that it could be toxic if fed in excess. What are your thoughts?
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