Recent News for Nutrition

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Time-Saving Tips: Horse Barn Chores

July 27, 2017

Our staff and sources share ways you can save time and reduce the hassle of barn chores. ... Read More

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How Can I Keep My Senior Horse With PPID Cool?

July 26, 2017

An owner seeks advice on managing a senior horse with Cushing's disease during a heat wave.... Read More

A horse competing in the Endurance World Championship appreciates a long, cool sip of water during the race.

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Avoiding Dehydration in Sport Horses During Summer

July 24, 2017

Keeping competition horses well-hydrated isn't always easy. Our nutritionist offers tips to help prevent dehydration.... Read More

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What You Need to Know About Equine Stomach Acid

July 24, 2017

Common feeding practices could be causing your horse's stomach acid levels to rise.... Read More

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Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

July 23, 2017

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More

Przewalski's horses in the Mongolian Gobi desert.

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Modern Przewalski's Horses Eat Different Diet Than Ancestors

July 21, 2017

Today wild Przewalski's horses eat high-quality grass year-round. Previously, they ate less-nutritious bushes, as well.... Read More

Mosquitoes and gnats are poor fliers, so using a barn fan can produce enough breeze to disrupt them. Warning! To prevent electrical barn fires, make sure to use fans intended for outdoor/agricultural applications.

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As Summer Heats Up, Keep Horses Cool

July 19, 2017

Keep your horse happy, healthy, and in the game with these health and management tips.... Read More

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Study Confirms Diet Can Help Manage Equine Gastric Ulcers

July 19, 2017

A low-starch, fiber-based diet can help manage equine gastric ulcer syndrome after medical treatment is stopped.... Read More

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A Look at Pony Club's Feeding Rules

July 17, 2017

Our nutrition expert, who's also a USPC regional supervisor, shares the basic nutrition rules every Pony Clubber learns.... Read More

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5 Tips for Packing the Pounds on Performance Horses

July 17, 2017

Here's what to consider when managing a hard-keeping equine athlete.... Read More

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Feeding the EOTRH Horse

July 17, 2017

Learn how to design a diet for horses suffering or recovering from this dental condition.... Read More

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Helping Horses in Hot Weather

July 16, 2017

Washington State University vets say Inland Northwest owners should watch horses carefully as temperatures rise.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

July 16, 2017

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

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Rehabbing Neglected Horses: No Small Task

July 13, 2017

Restoring a neglected horse's health can be rewarding, but also complicated, time-consuming, and sometimes unsuccessful.... Read More

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Horse Owners Warned About Blister Beetle Toxicity in Goat

July 12, 2017

Owners are urged to check alfalfa carefully for beetles before feeding to prevent additional cases from developing.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Horse Health Challenges

July 11, 2017

Of the 250 respondents, 110 (44%) said their biggest challenge in the summer is keeping horses cool in extreme heat.... Read More

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How to Get a Horse to Drink When Away From Home

July 10, 2017

Find out why some horses won't consume water away from home and learn how to keep him hydrated.... Read More

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Can Nutrition Boost the Equine Immune System?

July 09, 2017

Researchers are looking at how diet might influence how horses respond to stress and disease.... Read More

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Horse Hydration FAQs

July 09, 2017

We consulted two equine nutritionists to answer your burning questions about equine hydration.... Read More

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Equine OCD: Harmless Bone Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 05, 2017

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

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Help Your Horse Beat the Heat

July 04, 2017

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even harder on horses.... Read More

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Genomewide Study Identifies Arabian Horses' Risk for EMS

July 03, 2017

Researchers say this seems to confirm lore that some horse breeds are more susceptible to EMS than others.... Read More

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

July 02, 2017

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More

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Senior Feeds: Not Just for Old Horses

July 02, 2017

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

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Adding Fuel to the Fire: How Diet Affects Horse Behavior

June 30, 2017

Find out how you can influence your horse's behavior through feed management and ingredients. ... Read More