April 04, 2009
When ingested, small wires can wreak havoc in the equine digestive system. They might even cause different segments of the tract to fuse together, leading to painful and usually fatal consequences, according to South African and American... Read More
March 01, 2009
Should I look for hay that comes from a fertilized or unfertilized field? In what ways would the nutrition be ... Read More
February 23, 2009
Here are some tips to reduce the nutrition costs associated with your horses.... Read More
January 26, 2009
Two men who allegedly overworked and starved four horses while on a mountain expedition through Montana's Selway-Bitterroot area last summer go to trial tomorrow in Hamilton, Mont.
Craig Heydon of Atlanta, Ga., faces 10 animal cruelty... Read More
January 14, 2009
This winter has been unusually cold in some areas, with temperatures well below freezing for many days in a row. This extreme cold weather can be particularly dangerous to animals that live outdoors. The Michigan State University Veterinary... Read More
January 06, 2009
A 12-month rundown of some of the year’s most important feeding concerns. ... Read More
January 01, 2009
Here's how to roll with Mother Nature through the seasons, nutritionally speaking.... Read More
December 31, 2008
Financially strapped horse owners in Central Oregon are getting help feeding their horses this winter thanks to a hay donation program established by a Bend couple. The program distributes bales of hay, either donated by individuals or purchased... Read More
December 22, 2008
In California, teff is being called the "perfect grass for foundered horses." But is teff hay always safe for horses that are intolerant of high-sugar forage? Teff grass (Eragrostis teff) is a new type of grass being introduced around the... Read More
December 01, 2008
When evaluating a feeding program it is vital to know how to calculate cost per head per day.... Read More
November 08, 2008
Horses are often fed diets that also contain high levels of grains and supplements to maximise growth or productivity. Katie Young, PhD, consulting equine nutritionist for Purina Mills, presented information on forage options for horses with commonly... Read More
October 21, 2008
More than 1,900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Have you purchased hay for the coming winter?"
June 16, 2008
When her barn operator's hay supply fell short last fall, Kentucky horse owner Linda Jones struggled mightily with high prices and limited availability to keep her two Saddlebreds fed.
"I'm stocking up now," Jones said. "I don't... Read More
June 02, 2008
Too much alfalfa, too little oat and grass hay, and limited access to pasture grazing are important factors that put horses at risk for developing enterolithiasis (intestinal stones that have the potential to cause colic). ... Read More
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Q. My vet recommended I soak my mare's hay for an hour, but I see some indications to just wet it down. Is it just unnecessary to soak or actually harmful in some way?