Mare Nutrition


Managing Pregnant Mares

October 13, 2015

How to feed, house and, yes, even exercise your mommy-to-be. ... Read More


The Ergot Alkaloid Enigma

June 30, 2015

Learn about ergovaline's stability in endophyte-infected tall fescue, which causes toxicosis in broodmares.... Read More


When do Broodmares at Pasture Need Supplemental Feed?

June 02, 2015

If mares graze pastures down to below five centimeters, it might be time to supplement with grain, researchers say.... Read More


Is it Safe to Breed a Mare with EMS?

December 16, 2014

Breeding a mare with equine metabolic syndrome presents many possible problems. Dr. Bryant Craig explains. (00:02:50)... Read More


Equine Life Stages: Stallions and Mares

December 04, 2014

Stallions and broodmares require special care. Learn how to keep breeding horses healthy.... Read More


The Key to the Future: Broodmare and Stallion Care

November 20, 2014

While they only make up a small segment of the equine industry, breeding stock is the future of our business.... Read More

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


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


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


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


Benefits of Feeding Fats to Horses

August 16, 2014

Fat isn't a miracle ingredient, but it appears to have some benefits for sport horses, broodmares, and more.... Read More


Are Mares with Constant Forage Access More Fertile?

July 19, 2014

Conception rates were 47% higher in mares with constant forage access compared to those without.... Read More


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


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


Weaning Options for Foals

December 30, 2013

Proper preparation can minimize the stress of weaning and make for a more pleasant experience for all.... Read More


Feeding Broodmares During Lactation

December 27, 2013

Broodmares require proper nutrition while lactating to aid in milk production and body condition maintenance.... Read More


Tips for Feeding Broodmares

December 24, 2013

Here are some general feeding guidelines to keep in mind when managing pregnant mares.... Read More


Fescue Toxicosis

November 25, 2013

The fungus that lives inside infected tall fescue can have negative effects on broodmares and their foals.... Read More


Endocrine Disease and Laminitis in Broodmares

November 24, 2013

Endocrine changes associated with pregnancy might increase a broodmare's risk of developing laminitis.... Read More


Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 23, 2013

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More


Mycotoxin Zearalenone's Effects on Mare Fertility

August 28, 2013

Researchers are working to better understand this potentially toxic substance that can lurk in feed.... Read More


Why UPenn's Semi-Feral Herd Ponies Don't Founder

August 08, 2013

Seeing ponies graze on lush pastures, you'd expect some to founder. Dr. Sue McDonnell explains why they don't.... Read More


Study: Broodmares on Pasture Don't Always Need Grain

July 07, 2013

Lactating mares on good quality pasture didn't need grain to maintain their weight or their foals' growth.... Read More


Fescue Grass Toxicity in Broodmares

May 19, 2013

During the breeding and foaling season, lush fescue pastures could create problems for pregnant mares.... Read More


TOBA to Offer Breeding Clinic in Lexington, May 31-June 2

May 19, 2013

Lecture topics will include planning a mating, nutrition, foaling, farm and pasture management, and more.... Read More


Diet's Effect on Broodmare Lactation Described (AAEP 2012)

February 20, 2013

Supporting broodmares' overall and nutritional health during lactation is especially crucial.... Read More