Feeding High-Performance Horses

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Sugars and Peppermints: Not Safe Treats for All Horses

December 20, 2015

Horses with certain health conditions should skip sweet treats. Find out if your horse is one.... 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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Feeding an OTTB-Turned Barrel Horse

December 07, 2015

Off-track Thoroughbreds have special nutritional needs as they begin transitioning to new careers.... Read More

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How Genetically Modified is Your Horse's Feed?

December 07, 2015

You might be surprised to find out with this introduction to GMOs.... 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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Why is My Horse's Manure Runny?

November 30, 2015

Nutrition changes, high-carb diets, and more: Discover the nutritional factors that can cause loose stool in horses.... Read More

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Equine Gastric Ulcers

November 30, 2015

Are you treating horses with gastric ulcers? Gain an updated understanding of the disease from Dr. Frank Andrews of LSU.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Readers Share Their Top Nutrition Sources

November 24, 2015

Of the 457 poll respondents, 139 (30%) said they go to their equine veterinarian first for nutritional information. ... 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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Nutrition and the Equine Topline

November 09, 2015

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More

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Can Fat Help Horses Gain Weight in Winter?

October 19, 2015

Find out how to safely feed horses fat and if it's a good weight-gain solution.... Read More

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Fall Forage Transition Tips for Horse Owners

October 09, 2015

Here's how to help your horse make the switch from pasture to hay as easy and healthy as possible.... Read More

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Deciphering Your Feed Tag, Part 2: Performance Horse Feeds

October 05, 2015

These feeds are designed to boost horses' calorie intake and meet additional nutrient needs that increase with work. ... Read More

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Formulating Equine Diets

September 14, 2015

From forage to concentrates, here's what to consider when building an equine diet.... Read More

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What the Hay?

September 07, 2015

Here's what you need to know about this important forage in your horse's diet.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

August 26, 2015

A veterinarians answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

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Sugar and Hyper Horses

August 12, 2015

Can consuming a high-sugar diet cause a horse to behave in an anxious or hyperactive way?... Read More

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Performance Horse Nutrition: What Role Do Supplements Play?

July 31, 2015

Dr. Brian Nielsen presents up-to-date information on feeding the athletic horse and using nutritional supplements.... Read More

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Nutrition for Optimum Equine Performance

July 28, 2015

Feeding a balanced diet and ensuring nutrient replacement after exercise are imperative to keep horses performing well.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

July 06, 2015

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

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Time-Saving Horse Care Tips

June 12, 2015

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time on all aspects of horse care.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Feed Amounts

June 02, 2015

Of the 1,278 respondents, 638 people (50%) said their horse receives 1 to 3 pounds of grain or concentrate feed daily.... Read More

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Is Hydroponic Feed in Your Horse's Future?

June 01, 2015

Rising feed prices and drought conditions have led to a growing interest in using fodder systems to feed horses.... Read More

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Equine Gastric Ulcers: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

May 22, 2015

Dull coat? Cinchy? Thin? Your horse might be one of the 50-90% suffering from gastric ulcers. ... Read More

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Feeding Horses with Neuromuscular Disorders

May 11, 2015

A correct diet can make these sometimes-debilitating conditions manageable.... Read More