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What Does a Horse Need in His Diet?

July 25, 2016

Take a tour through the horse's innards and learn about the links between his physiology and his diet.... Read More

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Blister Beetle Basics

July 17, 2016

Blister beetles in your horse's alfalfa can be deadly. Here's what to watch for and how to keep your horses healthy.... Read More

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What is Protein?

July 17, 2016

Take a look at protein and its role in the equine diet.... Read More

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Feeding Racehorses With the Digestive Tract in Mind

July 17, 2016

Design a feeding program that provides adequate calories without putting the horse at risk for gastrointestinal upset.... Read More

Once hay is baled, it’s taken from the field and stored in a dry place for sale or use throughout the year.

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Tips for Maintaining a Healthful Hay Loft

July 14, 2016

Inspect and clean your hay loft or storage structure to help ensure the hay you store in it remains fresh.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Racehorse Respiratory Health

July 13, 2016

Reducing particulates in a horse's environment can go a long way toward ensuring his airway is as healthy as possible.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

July 10, 2016

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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Miniature Horse Basics: Small Size, Big Responsibility

July 08, 2016

If you're considering a Miniature Horse as a pet or companion, remember that a small size doesn't mean less upkeep.... Read More

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Horses Grazing Oat Pastures

July 04, 2016

Can horses be turned out on an oat pasture if it is dried up and not green?... Read More

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Tips for Feeding New Hay

July 01, 2016

Be sure new hay is dry and free of dust and mold, and always introduce it to horses' diets slowly.... Read More

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Non-Structural Carbohydrates in Horse Forages

June 30, 2016

Forages high in non-structural carbohydrates can be detrimental for some horses. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Stocking Up on Hay

June 28, 2016

Of the 1,102 respondents, 397 (36%) said they purchase hay once a year for their horses. ... Read More

Grasses including tall fescue and ryegrass, pictured here, can contain ergot bodies, which can be toxic to horses.

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Use Caution When Bedding Horses on Rye Straw

June 23, 2016

Rye straw can contain ergot alkaloids, which can be poisonous to livestock, including horses. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.

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Young Horse Digestive Health

June 17, 2016

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More

Having a laboratory test your hay for its nutritional content can help you and your veterinarian make decisions about how to best feed your horse and determine if hay soaking is necessary.

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Assessing Hay Quality

June 16, 2016

Much of a hay quality assessment can be done the old-fashioned way: break open a bale and scratch 'n' sniff! ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Readers Share Details of Horses' Daily Diets

June 14, 2016

Of the 674 respondents, 614 (91%) said their horses' daily diet includes grain, feed, concentrates, or supplements.... Read More

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7 Equine Nutrition Myths Busted

June 13, 2016

Decipher fact vs. fiction when it comes to the complicated world of feeding horses. ... Read More

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Feeding Horses Chia: Consider Calcium and Phosphorus Balance

June 13, 2016

Chia is calcium-rich, but inverted calcium-to-phosphorus ratios can cause horses big problems. Here's what to know.... Read More

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How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

June 12, 2016

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More

The typical swollen face and big head associated with nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism.

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What is Big-Head Disease?

June 07, 2016

This condition, caused by an unbalanced diet, can have serious musculoskeletal implications for affected horses.... Read More

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How to Get a Horse to Drink When Away From Home

June 06, 2016

Find out why some horses won't consume water away from home and learn how to keep him hydrated.... Read More

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Does Energy Intake Influence Equine Forage Preference?

June 05, 2016

Horses appear to select forages based on smell and taste rather than energy intake, researchers found.... Read More

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A Look Back at the Feeding of Performance Horses

May 30, 2016

Find out how feeding recommendations and diets for performance horses have changed over the years. ... Read More

Grooming helps improve horses' skin and coat condition and allows us to identify any unusual injuries, skin conditions, or behavioral changes. And grooming before riding is an important way to prevent irritation caused by dirt and debris trapped under tack. Additionally, research shows grooming can serve as a bonding experience for horse and human and produces marked relaxation in both.

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10 New Horse Owner Resources on TheHorse.com

May 26, 2016

From feeding to vaccines and colic to lameness, here are some basic resources to get the new horse owner started.... Read More

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Managing Chronic Laminitis

May 25, 2016

Horses with chronic laminitis should be closely monitored during treatment and recovery. Here's what to consider.... Read More