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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

October 19, 2016

Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More


Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

October 16, 2016

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More


Unbridled Discomfort

October 12, 2016

My horse is "reverse bridle shy." What can I do to help this habit?... Read More


Increasing Chew Time for Hay Cubes and Pellets

October 10, 2016

Horses can consume hay pellets or cubes rapidly. How can we slow them down to increase their time spent chewing?... Read More


Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

October 10, 2016

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More


Breaking Down Body Condition

October 03, 2016

Assess your horse's body condition regularly so you can adjust his diet accordingly and identify potential problems.... Read More


All Wound Up: Is Your Horse 'Stressed Out'?

October 02, 2016

Physiological stress can be an important equine welfare issue. Here's what you should know.... Read More

Store chemicals or medications in special designated locations to they don't contaminate horse feed or poison children or pets around the barn.


Storing Toxic Substances in Stables

September 29, 2016

Find out how to use, store, and discard flammable, toxic, or hazardous products found on horse farms.... Read More


Protecting Your Horse From Poisonous Fall Leaves

September 26, 2016

Is it okay for my horse to eat leaves that have fallen from trees in his pasture?... Read More


Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

September 23, 2016

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More


Sycamore Maple Seed Toxicity in Horses Studied

September 19, 2016

Researchers identified a plausible link between equine atypical myopathy and sycamore maple seed ingestion.... Read More


Can Weight Loss Predict Chronic Grass Sickness Outcomes?

September 17, 2016

Weight loss--both the amount and rate--can help predict chronic equine grass sickness survival, researchers found.... Read More


Free Equine Dentistry Research Collection Published Online

September 09, 2016

The collection includes 10 studies on physiology, disease, diagnosis, and treatment techniques in equine dentistry.... Read More


Cobalt Administration Can Put Horses, Humans at Risk

September 06, 2016

The degree of hypertension some study horses developed could possibly result in serious complications, scientists found.... Read More


Does Skeletal Muscle Inflammation Lead to Hyperinsulinemia?

August 30, 2016

Researchers could not identify a positive relationship between inflammation and obesity or insulin resistance in horses.... Read More


Is Selenium Deficiency Deadly to Horses?

August 29, 2016

Too much dietary selenium can cause toxicity or even death. But too little selenium can be life-threatening, as well.... Read More


New Test to Detect Toxic Blue-Green Algae in Water

August 21, 2016

Blue-green algae can produce toxins that cause health problems and even death in animals, including horses.... Read More


Does EMS Impact Horses' Immune Responses to Vaccines?

August 12, 2016

EMS did not appear to significantly impact horses' humoral responses compared to age-matched controls, researchers said.... Read More


Cardiac Arrhythmias and Performance in Young Standardbreds

August 06, 2016

Horses with significant cardiac arrhythmias or ones found during multiple sessions might be less likely to race.... Read More


Can Owners Help Horses Achieve Weight Loss at Home?

August 05, 2016

Weight loss is possible in most situations, provided the owner remains actively involved in the nutrition program.... Read More


What's the Best Weight Loss Plan for My Horse?

August 01, 2016

A bossy gelding has ballooned during the summer months, and his owner seeks advice for a safe and effective diet.... Read More


UK, USDA Researchers Live by the Word 'Collaboration'

July 31, 2016

Together the groups have studied fescue toxicosis, equine gut health, and other horse health and management aspects.... Read More


New Lawsuit Alleges Horse Feed was Tainted

July 29, 2016

Two horse owners allege that feed manufacturer ADM knowingly sold and distributed horse-feed tainted with monensin.... Read More


UK Researcher Develops New Tall Fescue Variety

July 29, 2016

Tim Phillips, PhD, developed a new tall fescue variety that is nontoxic to grazing animals, including horses.... Read More


12 Miniature Horse Health Risks

July 26, 2016

While small in size, Minis have the same health needs and risks as other breeds, as well as a number of unique issues. ... Read More