Recent News for Sports Nutrition

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Obesity

September 08, 2014

Researchers went looking for the cause of Great Britain's growing equine obesity problem. Here's what they found.... Read More

"After teaching young riders for several years, I believe there's nothing more rewarding than passing a passion for horses on to a new generation of equestrians," says News Editor Erica Larson. Have young horse lovers in your life? Consider opening your barn to them and educating them on horse safety, care, and riding.

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How Hard are my Lesson Horses Really Working?

September 02, 2014

A trainer asks how to classify her horses' workload when considering their nutritional needs.... Read More

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Understanding Senior Horse Feeds

September 01, 2014

Get the skinny on what goes into feeds designed for senior horses and how they can benefit our aging equids.... Read More

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How to Feed Fat to Horses

August 23, 2014

You've got plenty of options to choose from when adding fat to a horse's diet. Here's a rundown of what to consider.... Read More

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Benefits of Feeding Fats to Horses

August 16, 2014

Fat isn't a miracle ingredient, but it appears to have some benefits for sport horses, broodmares, and more.... Read More

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Infographic: Basic Principles of Conditioning

August 15, 2014

Learn how to safely take your horse from flabby to fit step-by-step with our visual guide.... Read More

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Dietary Fat's Role in Equine Athletic Performance

August 14, 2014

Find out how horses' bodies use nutrients for athletic endeavors and why fat can benefit equine athletes.... Read More

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Promoting Metabolic Wellness

August 11, 2014

Find out what you can do to help prevent your horse from developing equine metabolic syndrome or PPID.... Read More

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Study: Post-Exercise Snacks Benefit Horses

August 11, 2014

Allow exercised horses to eat and drink after cooling down to restore lost water and energy, researchers say.... Read More

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Fats in Your Horse's Diet

August 09, 2014

Studies have shown that horses can tolerate as much as 20% fat in their diet with no ill effects. ... Read More

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Ribby Race Filly

August 04, 2014

How can an owner help a ribby but successful racehorse gain weight? Our source shares some tips.... Read More

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10 Equine Joint Health Resources on TheHorse.com

July 31, 2014

Learn about options for keeping horses' joints healthy and for treating those that have developed problems. ... Read More

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Infographic: Does My Horse Have Gastric Ulcers?

July 30, 2014

Up to 90% of horses have gastric ulcers. Discover their clinical signs, treatments, and management strategies.... Read More

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Determining Dietary Energy

July 11, 2014

How much digestible energy does your horse need each day? Here's how to find out.... Read More

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Energy and Carbs in the Equine Diet

July 07, 2014

If forage provides maintenance energy, then cereal grains are the turbocharged portion of your horse's diet.... Read More

Fodder is plant material grown hydroponically and then harvested and fed to livestock.

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Can Fodder be Included in a Horse's Feeding Program?

June 29, 2014

Fodder is plant material grown hydroponically and used as livestock feed. Find out if it's good for horses.... Read More

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Study: Start Measures to Prevent Equine Arthritis Early

June 14, 2014

Anti-inflammatory aids mixed with daily feed rations can help decrease joint inflammation in young horses.... Read More

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Assessing Protein Levels in Horse Feeds

June 11, 2014

Crude protein numbers on feed bags can be deceptive. Here's what to understand about assessing protein levels.... Read More

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Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Horses

June 04, 2014

Nutrient deficits can lead to equine motor neuron disease, osteochondritis dissecans, epiphysitis, and more.... Read More

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Insulin Sensitivity Compared among Breeds

May 19, 2014

Researchers confirmed that metabolic differences exist between breeds, even if equids aren't overweight.... Read More

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CHRB Clarifies Rules for Thyroid Medication

May 15, 2014

Veterinarians use thyroxine to treat hypothyroid conditions and, in some cases, to assist in weight loss.... Read More

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Managing Feeding Programs on the Road for Show Horses

May 02, 2014

Here are some suggestions to help maintain your show horse's body condition, appearance, and performance.... Read More

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Infographic: Feeding Your Horse

May 01, 2014

Are you confused about equine nutrition? Learn how to feed your horse in our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More

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10 Resources on Maintaining Performance Horse Health

April 24, 2014

Learn about management techniques and training protocols owners can use to give their horses the extra edge.... Read More

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Adding Oil to a Horse's Diet

April 12, 2014

When adding oil, keep a careful eye on meeting the horse's total nutrient and energy requirements. ... Read More