Feeding Foals and Young Horses

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Winter Horse and Barn Care

December 18, 2014

Learn about keeping your horses healthy and barn safe during the cold winter months.... Read More

Proper hay soaking can benefit several different, and sometimes related, equine health conditions. The process can reduce both allergens and nonstructural carbohydrates in forage.

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Poll Recap: Hay Soaking

December 16, 2014

Of the 755 respondents, 584 (77%) said they do not soak their horses' hay.... Read More

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Is the Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Important for Horses?

December 15, 2014

An audience member wonders if horses benefit from a balanced Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio. Dr. Clair Thunes responds. ... Read More

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Help! My Horse Keeps Tossing His Head at Mealtime!

December 11, 2014

A veterinarian and equine behavior expert addresses a possible learned head tossing behavior at feeding time.... Read More

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Can Magnesium Supplementation Help a Nervous Horse?

December 08, 2014

An equine nutritionist shares information about this popular ingredient in calming supplements.... Read More

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How Should I Feed a Hot or Spooky Horse?

November 30, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes offers advice on feeding sensitive horses that seem to get hot on certain diets.... Read More

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Is It Safe to Feed Horses Red Clover Hay?

November 16, 2014

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes addresses a horse owner's concerns about feeding red clover over the winter.... Read More

Karen Davison, PhD, of Purina wraps up her talks during the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting with a humorous jumper meme.

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Horse Nutrition Tweets from the Purina Horse VIP Event

September 19, 2014

Read our editor's take-home equine nutrition tweets from the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting Sept. 15-17.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

September 18, 2014

Here's how to help your weanling transition to adulthood as smoothly as possible.... Read More

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How Can We Tell if Hay is Providing Enough Nutrition?

September 15, 2014

Equine nutrition consultant Dr. Clair Thunes explains how hay analysis can help you provide your horse a balanced diet. ... Read More

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Does a Horse Need Supplements if You're Feeding Quality Hay?

September 08, 2014

Find out how supplements can help provide your horse important trace minerals that might be lacking in hay. ... Read More

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.

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Young Horse Digestive Health

September 08, 2014

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More

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Common-Sense Equine Nutrition

August 28, 2014

Do supplements, concentrates, and forages have you confused? Learn what your horse needs from an equine nutritionist.... Read More

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Study: Start Measures to Prevent Equine Arthritis Early

June 14, 2014

Anti-inflammatory aids mixed with daily feed rations can help decrease joint inflammation in young horses.... Read More

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Yeast Appears to Benefit Foals' Intestinal Flora

June 12, 2014

Researchers believe live yeast supplementation could give a foal's digestive system a better start in life.... Read More

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Assessing Protein Levels in Horse Feeds

June 11, 2014

Crude protein numbers on feed bags can be deceptive. Here's what to understand about assessing protein levels.... Read More

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Understanding Protein in Horses' Diets

June 10, 2014

Protein is probably the most misunderstood component of horse diets. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

May 30, 2014

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More

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What Kind of Dental Care Do Young Horses Need?

May 22, 2014

Dr. Earl Gaughan explains the attention a young horse's teeth need. (0:01:24) ... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Young Horses

May 11, 2014

Learn more about getting young horses started off right in life. ... Read More

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Young Horse Management

May 09, 2014

Use this cheat sheet to make sure your young horse--neonate to yearling--is getting the care she needs.... Read More

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Infographic: Feeding Your Horse

May 01, 2014

Are you confused about equine nutrition? Learn how to feed your horse in our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More

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Youngsters Don't Have it Easy

April 29, 2014

Give your young horse, age 1 to 3 years, a strong start with information from this in-depth special report.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

April 18, 2014

With increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements, weanlings require carefully planned diets.... Read More

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Colostrum for Foals

April 14, 2014

To a newborn foal, colostrum can mean the difference between life and death.... Read More