Recent News for Special Needs Nutrition

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How to Introduce and Use a Grazing Muzzle for Horses

May 22, 2017

An equine nutritionist offers tips for reducing your horse's pasture intake with a grazing muzzle. ... Read More

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An Inside Look at the Equine GI Microbiome

May 20, 2017

Researchers are learning more about how microbes within the gut influence horse health. ... Read More

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How Broodmare Nutrition Affects Her Foal

May 19, 2017

Researchers found that over- and underfeeding can affect foals' bone growth, metabolism, and testicular development.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

May 17, 2017

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

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Senior Equine Feeds and Fiber

May 14, 2017

Our equine nutritionist explains why senior feeds are high in fiber and why that's good for your older horses.... Read More

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Feeding Horses for Joint Health

May 14, 2017

Proper nutrition can literally make or break joint health. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Foals

May 13, 2017

Proper nutrition is critical for growth and development. Learn the right way to feed your foal.... Read More

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Understanding Calories and Energy for Horses

May 01, 2017

In most cases, energy requirement recommendations are an estimate of what a horse needs. ... Read More

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Physiology of Equine Aging

April 28, 2017

Rutgers researchers have gained a better understanding of how horses' bodies change as they age. Here's what we know.... Read More

Emma Ford (right) leads Mighty Nice as they walk with team manager Joanie Morris during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Q&A: Veteran Rolex Three-Day Event Groom Emma Ford

April 27, 2017

U.S. Olympian Philip Dutton's head groom shares her secrets to keeping horses healthy during international competition.... Read More

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More Work Might Mean Your Horse Needs More Calories

April 24, 2017

Have you increased your horse's workload this spring? Find out how to safely increase his energy intake to match.... Read More

Jenny Caras and Forty are headed to their first Rolex this year. Preparing for the event has taken six years of training and conditioning.

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Getting Ready for Rolex: By the Numbers

April 21, 2017

How many trot sets and calories does a horse require to get Rolex-ready? Join "Forty" as he preps for the grueling test.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

A veterinarian answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

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Feeding Type-1 PSSM Horses

April 17, 2017

Balanced nutrition and exercise can help horses with type-1 PSSM lead active, healthy lives.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Feeding and Watering Horses

April 15, 2017

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time during feeding time.... Read More

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Study: Management Practices Can Help OCD Lesions Resolve

April 08, 2017

How young horses are fed and housed can impact how osteochondral lesions evolve, and even help them heal.... Read More

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Leading Causes of Death in Aged Horses in Kentucky Examined

April 07, 2017

Digestive system and cardiovascular system problems were the most common causes of death in the study population.... Read More

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Using Endocrine Therapy to Manage Subfertile Mares

April 04, 2017

Reproductive endocrinology influenced by the horse's overall health and well-being. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Carbohydrates Defined

March 29, 2017

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

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Feeding Horses With Endocrine Disorders

March 28, 2017

Nutritional management revolves around weight loss and low-sugar and -starch diets. ... Read More

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Choosing Hay for a Yearling Horse

March 27, 2017

Our nutrition expert considers grain hays, grass hay, and alfalfa for feeding growing horses.... Read More

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Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

March 27, 2017

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

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Victoria Taylor

March 26, 2017

Taylor is studying how Kentucky 31 tall fescue and a novel endophyte tall fescue affect nonpregnant and pregnant mares.... Read More

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UK to Host Second Equine Nutrition Short Course

March 25, 2017

Presentation topics include feeding through a horse's life cycle, evaluating body condition, nutrition myths, and more.... Read More

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New Perspectives on Foal Nutrition

March 25, 2017

Dr. Laurie Lawrence shares results of studies on mare milk composition and foals' GI microbial colonization.... Read More