Herbal Supplements


Performance Horse Nutrition: What Role Do Supplements Play?

July 31, 2015

Dr. Brian Nielsen presents up-to-date information on feeding the athletic horse and using nutritional supplements.... Read More


Could Milk Thistle and Silymarin Prevent Laminitis?

March 14, 2015

Recent studies suggest these two agents could help counteract the effects of endotoxins on lamellar tissue.... Read More


What's in a Supplement?

February 02, 2015

Here's what current research, or lack thereof, is telling us about common equine supplement ingredients.... Read More


Researchers Seeking Input on Supplement Survey

November 18, 2014

Middle Tennessee State University researchers are studying horse owners' beliefs about and use of equine supplements.... Read More


Poll Recap: Supplement Expenses

September 23, 2014

Of the 1,045 respondents, 227 (22%) said they spend $21-$40 per month on supplements per horse. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Supplement Seal of Approval

August 20, 2013

Of the 396 voters, 61 (15%) indicated they seek the NASC seal and wouldn't purchase a supplement without it.... Read More


Overseeing Supplements

August 15, 2013

Navigating the world of supplements for horses can sometimes seem like exploring uncharted territory.... Read More


Poll Recap: Readers Discuss Complementary Therapy Habits

July 16, 2013

Most readers said they've incorporated at least one complementary therapy into their horses' care.... Read More


NASC Announces Updated Quality Seal

June 19, 2013

Consumers can expect to see the updated seal on shelves as early as this fall.... Read More


USEF Issues Statement on Supplement Use

April 07, 2013

The USEF issued a statement regarding the use of equine nutritional supplements on April 1. ... Read More


Supplementing Wisely

November 01, 2012

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


Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

January 08, 2012

Performance horses need customized diets to meet their energy requirements, as hay alone likely won't suffice.... Read More


The Science Behind Equine Nutritional Supplements

August 01, 2011

Which equine nutritional supplements have the research to back up their claims?... Read More


Commentary: Nutritional Supplements for Horses: Where's the Science?

May 13, 2011

Many owners don't think twice before feeding their horses nutritional supplements touted to solve issues ranging from metabolic and joint problems to insect control and behavioral vices. But in many cases the science behind the powders, pellets, and ... Read More


Retailers Increase Partnership with Animal Supplement Council

December 26, 2010

Leading retailers that sell animal health supplements are partnering with National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) to reduce incidences of regulatory action and to provide consumers with guidance on purchasing reputable products for animals.

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Feeding the Estrous Cycle: Tailoring the Mare's Diet

December 01, 2010

Mares must have a well-balanced diet and healthy body condition to cycle properly, conceive, and carry a foal.... Read More


National Animal Supplement Council Honored for Efforts on Behalf of Industry

October 20, 2010

National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) received an award for "Efforts on Behalf of the Industry" from a leading research-based, nutrition industry publication, Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ), this year at the annual NBJ Summit in... Read More


Choosing Horse Supplements: a Miracle in a Bottle

October 01, 2010

Owners should selet and administer their horses' supplements with care.... Read More


National Animal Supplement Council Warns About Misleading Quality Assurance Programs

September 24, 2010

National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) announces a buyer beware to people purchasing animal health supplements with misleading quality assurance claims. ... Read More


Poor Nutrition Impacts Hooves

July 15, 2010

In recent years more horse people have expressed an interest in the effects of poor nutrition and hoof health.... Read More


Antioxidants Beneficial if Not Overdone

May 12, 2010

Antioxidants like vitamins E and C are beneficial to exercising horses, but only at recommended levels, reported Carey Williams, PhD, equine extension specialist and associate director of the Rutgers University Equine Science Center. Williams ... Read More


Twelve New Equine Fact Sheets Available From TheHorse.com

May 12, 2010

This week TheHorse.com has launched 12 free, handy Fact Sheets on topics of interest to hands-on horse owners. These are invaluable additions to the more than 30 widely acclaimed Fact Sheets that TheHorse.com launched in 2009...... Read More


Feeding the Immune System: Nutrient Support for Horses

May 01, 2010

Both humans and horses must consume nutrients to support all body systems, including the immune system. But how do we know which nutrients support the immune system?... Read More


Equine Supplements

May 01, 2010

Supplements, or nutraceuticals, are thought to have some beneficial effects for horses.... Read More


Hoof Supplements

May 01, 2010

Oral supplements might be indicated for horses with dry, cracked, or brittle hooves.... Read More