Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

October 24, 2016

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... Read More


The Equine Digestive System

October 22, 2016

Here's what you need to know about how your horse's body digests the food he consumes.... Read More


Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

October 19, 2016

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


Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

October 17, 2016

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More


Increasing Chew Time for Hay Cubes and Pellets

October 10, 2016

Horses can consume hay pellets or cubes rapidly. How can we slow them down to increase their time spent chewing?... Read More


Planning Hay Purchases

October 10, 2016

Learn how to plan forage purchases with this practical guide to hay cuttings, types, and quality.... Read More


Research Sheds New Light on Laminitis Risk Factors

October 04, 2016

Being able to identify horses at increased risk of developing laminitis is key to reducing its incidence.... Read More


Switching Horse Feeds Safely

October 01, 2016

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More


The Grass Guide: Orchardgrass

September 24, 2016

Orchardgrass is a cool-season perennial and a desirable hay and pasture grass for horses.... Read More


Kentucky Faces Difficulty With Alfalfa Establishment in 2016

September 22, 2016

Wet and humid weather resulted in a number of diseases popping up in alfalfa crops across the commonwealth.... Read More


Exercise and Horses' Feed Needs

September 20, 2016

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes answers a question about maintaining a horse's condition when increasing workload.... Read More


Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

September 16, 2016

As autumn approaches, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... Read More


Equine Nutrition Survey for South Dakota Horse Owners

September 13, 2016

Researchers say responses from the survey will help gauge horse owners' and managers' understanding of equine nutrition.... Read More


Feeding PPID Horses

September 12, 2016

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More


Can Alfalfa Induce Type 1 Photosensitization in Horses?

September 11, 2016

Researchers concluded that alfalfa hay can induce primary photosensitization, but what it results from remains unclear.... Read More


Horse Feed Storage and Preservation

September 05, 2016

Buy quality hay and grain and store it in cool, dry places to preserve nutrient content and prevent spoilage.... Read More


Feeding the Horse With Asthma

August 29, 2016

Recurrent airway obstruction is a medical condition, but feed changes might help your horse breathe better.... Read More


Is Selenium Deficiency Deadly to Horses?

August 29, 2016

Too much dietary selenium can cause toxicity or even death. But too little selenium can be life-threatening, as well.... Read More


Creating an Equine Diet: What to Remember

August 22, 2016

Don't panic over formulating a balanced diet for your horse. Here are some important tips to remember.... Read More


Strategies for Feeding the Mixed Herd

August 15, 2016

You can't just toss your equine athletes, seniors, youngsters, and retirees the same feed and call it a day.... Read More


Best Alternatives to Daily Supplementation for Horses

August 08, 2016

What do you do if you can't get to the barn to supplement your horse every day? A nutritionist offers advice.... Read More

Much like human athletes, performance horses have special nutritional needs. And with all athletes, it’s important for diets to match activity and athletic level, to reach the highest level of achievement.


6 Ways to Feed Performance Horses for Greater Achievement

August 07, 2016

Performance horses have special nutritional needs. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your athlete's diet.... Read More


Can Owners Help Horses Achieve Weight Loss at Home?

August 05, 2016

Weight loss is possible in most situations, provided the owner remains actively involved in the nutrition program.... Read More


What's the Best Weight Loss Plan for My Horse?

August 01, 2016

A bossy gelding has ballooned during the summer months, and his owner seeks advice for a safe and effective diet.... Read More


Carbohydrates Defined

August 01, 2016

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick burning power.... Read More