Vitamins & Minerals

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Feeding Broodmares

May 02, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains how a broodmare's nutritional needs change during her pregnancy. ... Read More

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Mineral Nutrition and the Equine Athlete

April 25, 2016

These micronutrients found in forage, feeds, and supplements help support the athletic horse's health.... Read More

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Understanding 'PPM' on Horse Feed Labels

April 25, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains what "PPM" means on feed labels and how that translates to your horse's diet. ... Read More

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

April 18, 2016

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More

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Do Hoof Supplements Help?

April 11, 2016

Specific ingredients can help hoof quality, but maybe your horse's diet is missing more than that supplement can fix. ... Read More

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What's So Special About Lysine?

April 04, 2016

A nutritionist explains why horses need this amino acid in their diets and what happens if they don't consume enough.... Read More

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How To Feed Your Newly Adopted Mustang

March 28, 2016

Our equine nutrition expert (and past mustang owner!) offers advice about feeding easy-keeping mustangs.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kelsey Smith

March 26, 2016

Smith's research is focused on determining the dietary requirement for the amino acid threonine in growing horses.... Read More

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My Horse Keeps Eating his Himalayan Salt Block: Is he Okay?

February 14, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains how to ensure your horse gets an appropriate amount of salt.... Read More

Mares and foals have relatively high P requirements compared to a mature sedentary horse.

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Phosphorus in My Horse's Diet: What is it Good For?

January 30, 2016

In a nutshell, phosphorus is an essential nutrient that horses cannot live without. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Copper's Impact on Equine Coat Color

January 25, 2016

Can feeding copper help darken a horse's coat and prevent sun-bleaching? Learn more about this important trace mineral.... Read More

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Supplementing Selenium

January 11, 2016

When does a horse need selenium supplementation and what's the best way to provide it? An equine nutritionist weighs in.... Read More

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Nutrition New Year's Resolutions

December 28, 2015

Are you resolving to improve your horse's nutritional status next year? An equine nutritionist shares her tips.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Christine Latham

December 19, 2015

Latham is researching amino acid supplementation's effects on whole body and muscle protein synthesis in aged horses.... Read More

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Protein's Role in Fueling Performance Horses

December 11, 2015

Protein--made up of amino acids--mainly functions in muscle, tendon, and ligament development and repair.... Read More

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Conference to Cover Feeding Performance Horses

December 03, 2015

Speakers will discuss different aspects of feeding high-performance horses March 24 in Hunt Valley, Maryland.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: ChanHee Mok

November 29, 2015

Mok's research suggests that threonine might not be a limiting amino acid in mature horses fed a typical diet.... Read More

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When Do Horses Need Vitamin E?

November 16, 2015

Learn about this important piece of the equine nutrition puzzle. Is your horse getting enough?... Read More

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Equine Nutrition Tips for the New Year

November 15, 2015

Work with your veterinarian or equine nutritionist to ensure your horse's diet is balanced heading into the new year.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

October 17, 2015

Growing horses require specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to aid in proper development.... Read More

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The Horse Launches Weekly Nutrition Q&A

October 01, 2015

Submit your questions now for our expert, independent equine nutrition consultant Clair Thunes, PhD.... Read More

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Amino Acids 101

September 24, 2015

Learn about the 21 amino acids that form proteins in your horse's body and why they're crucial to his health. ... Read More

Researchers determined that blanketing does not appear to impact horses' vitamin D status.

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Do Blanketed Horses Get Enough Vitamin D?

June 18, 2015

Researchers determined that blanketing does not appear to impact horses' vitamin D status.... Read More

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

May 23, 2015

A horse requires specific nutrients that you must consider when developing his feeding program.... Read More

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Nutritional Support for Horse Hooves

May 21, 2015

The complex equine hoof relies on important nutritional building blocks for strength and integrity.... Read More