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When soaking hay, fill your bucket with cold water, submerge a haynet filled with a measured amount of your horse's hay for seven to 16 hours, remove it and let the excess soak water drip off, then dispose of the soak liquor away from waterways.

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Poll Recap: Hay Soaking

January 05, 2016

Thirty-five percent of the respondents said they always or sometimes soak their horses' hay before feeding. ... Read More

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Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

January 05, 2016

Here are six important tips to help owners keep horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More

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Feeding Horses Before Laparoscopic Surgery

January 03, 2016

Fasting horses before laparoscopic surgery decreases the amount of gas in the intestines, which can prove beneficial.... Read More

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Blister Beetles and Alfalfa: A Potentially Lethal Mix

January 02, 2016

Don't get caught unaware. Ingesting just a handful of these beetles could kill your horse within 72 hours.... Read More

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Improving Horse Health Through Nutrition in the New Year

January 01, 2016

When it comes to feeding your horses, don't make the same mistakes you've made in the past in the new year.... Read More

Whether or not your horse needs a blanket depends on his age, body condition, weather exposure, and cold tolerance, and whether he's clipped or has his winter coat. Turnout blankets appropriate for winter weather are waterproof and offer protection from the weather. The heavier the fabric's denier rating, the more durable your horse's blanket should be.

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The Horse's Top Podcasts of 2015

December 30, 2015

Learn about winter care, hay options, conditioning horses, rehabbing after injury, beet pulp vs. rice bran, and more.... Read More

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Equine 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

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Understanding Round and Square Bale Hay for Horses, Part 1

December 19, 2015

In this two-part series, we'll explore the two bale types and how to best utilize each. Here we'll look at round bales.... Read More

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Senior Horse Dental Health

December 18, 2015

When your older horse's pearly whites are past their prime, keep an eye out for signs of specific problems. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hay Choices

December 15, 2015

Appearance, quality, availability and selection, and price are the top factors that influence readers' hay choices. ... Read More

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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

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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

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Winter Worries: Plan Ahead for Common Cold-Weather Problems

November 30, 2015

Take steps to help ensure your horse has everything he needs to stay healthy and happy when the weather changes.... Read More

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Are Dietary Fibrolytic Enzymes Helpful for Horses?

November 29, 2015

Adding supplementary fibrolytic enzymes to horses' diets could help maximize digestibility and nutrient utilization.... Read More

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Tips on Caring for Senior Horses During Winter

November 25, 2015

From managing joint health to nutrition and dental issues, learn how to help your old horse conquer the cold.... Read More

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Weight Gain for Older Horses

November 25, 2015

My 25-year-old Thoroughbred has had trouble keeping weight on after a stroke. How can I help him? ... Read More

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Do Current EMS Treatments Work?

November 23, 2015

Current treatment options can be successful but only with sufficient veterinary support and advice, researchers found.... Read More

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Digesting Different Hay Forms

November 20, 2015

Bales aren't the only hay option. Here's some information about different hay forms horse owners can consider.... Read More

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Equine Nutrition Tips for the New Year

November 15, 2015

Work with your veterinarian or equine nutritionist to ensure your horse's diet is balanced heading into the new year.... Read More

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What to Expect After Colic Surgery

November 13, 2015

Equally as important as knowing if you'd send a horse to surgery is understanding what to prepare for once he's home.... Read More

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What's Lurking in Your Forage?

November 09, 2015

From toxins and molds to opossum droppings and animal carcasses, forage can contain a variety of harmful contaminants.... Read More

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How Well Do British Owners Understand Equine Nutrition?

November 01, 2015

A recent survey suggests that many horse owners have a poor understanding of equine nutrition.... Read More

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Foreign Object Consumption

October 28, 2015

My stallion ate a piece of netting off a roll of hay. Will it pass through his system? ... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 25, 2015

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

October 17, 2015

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