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


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


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


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


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.


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


Caring for Your New Horse

May 26, 2016

Are you getting your first horse or first horse in a long time? Our experts will help you navigate equine ownership.... Read More


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


Feeding Horses When You're Riding in the Wilderness

May 23, 2016

Riding in wilderness areas can present challenges for feeding your horse. Here are some tips! ... Read More


Obesity: Cause or Consequence of Metabolic Disease?

May 22, 2016

The team confirmed that EMS horses aren't always fat, but that obesity can point to an underlying metabolic condition.... Read More


Free-Feeding Hay: When Will My Horse Slow Down?

May 16, 2016

Our nutrition expert offers advice for ensuring free-fed horses don't overeat hay.... Read More


Spring Cleaning Your Feed Room

May 09, 2016

Save time and money by giving your feed room a good spring cleaning with these tips.... Read More


The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 09, 2016

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More


Feeding Broodmares

May 02, 2016

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


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


Inaugural UK Equine Nutrition Short Course to be Held May 14

April 22, 2016

The event is designed to teach owners how nutrition can affect their horses' health and longevity.... Read More


Poll Recap: Slow Feeders

April 19, 2016

More than half of the 929 poll respondents said they have used slow feed haynets for their horses. ... Read More


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


Do Elite Show Jumpers Get the Nutrition They Need?

April 18, 2016

Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips surveyed elite show jumper owners/managers about their horse's diets. Here's what she found.... Read More


Senior Feeds: Not Just for Old Horses

April 12, 2016

Don't balk at the S-word on the feed label--it might be just what your adult horse needs. ... Read More


Moldy Hay: Bad for Horses, Bad for Humans

April 11, 2016

Certain strains of fungi found in moldy fodder can cause serious problems in both horses and handlers, scientists found.... Read More


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


Just the Basics: What Every Horse Needs

March 23, 2016

No doubt about it, horse ownership is a big responsibility. Here's a look at the basics of what every horse needs.... Read More

Each feed or grain bag should include a coded date. Once deciphered, it can tell you the content's packaging date.


Horse Hay and Feed Storage: How Long is Too Long?

March 21, 2016

Buying hay and feed in bulk quantities can save money up front. Find out how long you can store hay, grains, and feed.... Read More


The Grass Guide: Alfalfa

March 21, 2016

This legume is one of the most in-demand species for hay production in the United States. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Feed Frequency

March 15, 2016

More than 50% of respondents said they feed grain, concentrates, complete feeds, or supplements twice each day.... Read More