Feeding High-Performance Horses

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Hard to Stomach: Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

January 17, 2018

Learn to read the vast and varied signs of equine gastric ulcer syndrome.... Read More

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Is Sugar Beet Pulp Too High in Sugar for Horses?

January 15, 2018

Is the sugar content in beet pulp too high for some horses? Read an equine nutritionist's answer. ... Read More

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Transitioning Thoroughbreds From Racing to New Careers

January 11, 2018

Learn about keeping OTTBs healthy as they move into new disciplines. We'll cover feeding, vet care, handling, and more! ... Read More

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Possible Problems Caused by Feeding Horses Bran Mashes

January 07, 2018

A nutritionist explains possible problems caused by feeding bran mashes and alternative ways to keep your horse warm. ... Read More

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5 Facts About Flax

December 18, 2017

What exactly is flax and how does it benefit the horse? Here are five things to know about flaxseed. ... Read More

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How Hard are My Lesson Horses Really Working?

December 06, 2017

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

Navicular syndrome is typically diagnosed in mature horses 4 to 15 years old. It is most common in Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, and Warmblood geldings.

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Does Low-Starch Horse Feed Equal Low-Calorie?

December 03, 2017

Find out why a horse might gain weight when switched to a feed marketed as "low-starch."... Read More

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

November 29, 2017

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

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Winter Horse Feeding: Ration Balancer Feeds and Supplements

November 26, 2017

Learn the difference between ration balancer feeds and supplements and how they benefit horses when pastures are scarce.... Read More

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Should I Fatten My Horse Up Before Winter?

November 19, 2017

Learn the correct body condition score for a horse going into the cold months from Dr. Clair Thunes.... Read More

Horses require more calories to stay warm during cold weather, and digestion aids in thermoregulation. Ample access to forage, such as free-fed hay, helps horses keep warm during chilly winter days.

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Feeding Your Horse During the Winter

November 09, 2017

How can you make sure your horse is getting the nutrition he needs during the cold months? Ask our equine nutritionist!... Read More

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Piecing Together the Performance Horse Puzzle

October 06, 2017

Combine nutrition, exercise, and veterinary care to create the perfect picture of performance horse health.... Read More

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Working With An Equine Nutritionist

October 01, 2017

A nutritionist can tell you if you're over- or underfeeding or supplementing and address other equine diet concerns.... Read More

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

October 01, 2017

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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Fats: Not Just an Equine Diet Fad

August 14, 2017

Fats serve many important functions for horses, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity.... Read More

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Exploring the Equine Microbiome

August 07, 2017

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health.... Read More

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Forage-Only Diet a 'Win' for Standardbred Racehorses

July 28, 2017

The key is to ensure the hay, haylage, or grass has enough high-energy nutrient value to cover the horse's needs.... Read More

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Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

July 23, 2017

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More

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Taking Care of the Mature Pony Club Mount

July 22, 2017

Join us live from the United States Pony Club 2017 Festival and learn how to take care of your mature Pony Club mount!... Read More

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A Look at Pony Club's Feeding Rules

July 17, 2017

Our nutrition expert, who's also a USPC regional supervisor, shares the basic nutrition rules every Pony Clubber learns.... Read More

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5 Tips for Packing the Pounds on Performance Horses

July 17, 2017

Here's what to consider when managing a hard-keeping equine athlete.... Read More

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How to Get a Horse to Drink When Away From Home

July 10, 2017

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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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

July 02, 2017

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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Adding Fuel to the Fire: How Diet Affects Horse Behavior

June 30, 2017

Find out how you can influence your horse's behavior through feed management and ingredients. ... Read More

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Equine Gastric Ulcers

June 28, 2017

Is your horse cinchy or unthrifty? Learn about EGUS, which affects an estimated 50-90% of horses.... Read More