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Keeping Pastured Horses Safe during Drought

July 15, 2012

Drought-related toxicity is horses are rare but typically has serious consequences if it occurs.... Read More

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High Blister Beetle Numbers Reported in Texas

July 09, 2012

Reports indicate a higher than usual number of blister beetles, which are toxic to horses, in some areas.... Read More

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Revise Equine Management Strategies for Hot, Dry Weather

July 05, 2012

Take stock of their pastures and consider other management options, such as providing horses with hay.... Read More

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Making Sense of Mycotoxins

June 29, 2012

Mycotoxin exposure in horses, caused by feed contaminated with fungi, can be dangerous or fatal.... Read More

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Help Sick Horses Heal with Nutrition

June 27, 2012

Nutritional choices can either help or hinder a horse's health problems, diseases, or ailments.... Read More

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Feeding Horses Post-Colic

June 25, 2012

Developing an understanding of post-colic feeding practices can help your horse on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Feeding Minis, Ponies, Draft Horses, Mules, and Donkeys

June 17, 2012

Feeding draft horses, miniature horses, ponies, mules, and donkeys requires special some considerations.... Read More

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Customizing Senior Horse Diets

June 07, 2012

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

June 05, 2012

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

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 28, 2012

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racehorse to pleasure horse.... Read More

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Kentucky Hay Yields Down

May 25, 2012

Lower yields are due to a variety of reasons and depend on the type of hay produced and the producer's loc... Read More

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

May 17, 2012

There's no cure for EMS in horses, but owners can take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development.... Read More

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Understanding Hay Analysis Results

May 06, 2012

Hay analysis can help owners better balance their horses' diets and meet nutritional requirements.... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Going Green: Are Equine Diets Environmentally Friendly?

February 14, 2012

Researchers recently determined which forage-based diet is healthiest for both the horse and the environment.... Read More

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Equine Supplements and Nutritional Requirements (AAEP 2011)

January 31, 2012

If a horse eats an adequate diet there might be no need for supplementation without a specific deficiency.... Read More

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Feeding Starved or Malnourished Horses

January 30, 2012

Overfeeding these horses can cause them more harm than good. The best initial feed is often good-quality hay.... Read More

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Texans Ponder Drought's Long-Term Equine Impact

January 30, 2012

Some rescue operators are making hard management choices as feed, hay, and other resources become scarce.... Read More

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Wisconsin Horse Nutrition Workshop Scheduled for Feb. 11

January 09, 2012

Topics of discussion will include vitamin and mineral supplementation, managing hay, and ration balancing.... Read More

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Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

January 08, 2012

Performance horses need customized diets to meet their energy requirements, as hay alone likely won't suffice.... Read More

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East Texas Horse Rescue Receives Grant from ASPCA

January 07, 2012

The $4,000 grant will be used to buy hay for the organization's rescued horses.... Read More

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Economics of Round Bale Feeders Examined

December 29, 2011

Several round-bale feeders are available, but how well do they prevent hay waste? And are they cost-effective?... Read More

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Winter Feed Changes: Use Caution when Adjusting Rations

December 22, 2011

Horses need more feed to replace energy loss brought about by harsh conditions as the temperature turn colder.... Read More

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Relative Feed Value of Hay

December 15, 2011

Good-quality hay is an important component of a horse's diet in the winter when fresh pasture is unavailable.... Read More

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Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding for Horses

December 10, 2011

A better equine feeding system will offer small amounts of grain and forage over many hours.... Read More

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Soaking Hay: How Much Sugar is Actually Removed?

November 30, 2011

According to one team of researchers, WSC reduction varies depending on how long the hay is submerged.... Read More