Feeding Old Horses

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Is Sugar Beet Pulp Too High in Sugar for Horses?

January 15, 2018

Is the sugar content in beet pulp too high for some horses? Read an equine nutritionist's answer. ... Read More

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Possible Problems Caused by Feeding Horses Bran Mashes

January 07, 2018

A nutritionist explains possible problems caused by feeding bran mashes and alternative ways to keep your horse warm. ... Read More

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Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

December 31, 2017

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

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TheHorse.com's Top Downloads of 2017

December 24, 2017

Find reports and forms on horse identification, scratches, supplements, harmonious housing, senior horses, and more.... Read More

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Feeding PPID and IR Senior Horses

December 18, 2017

From reducing PPID-associated muscle wasting to managing IR and obesity, here's what to consider for your old horse.... Read More

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

November 29, 2017

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

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Winter Horse Feeding: Ration Balancer Feeds and Supplements

November 26, 2017

Learn the difference between ration balancer feeds and supplements and how they benefit horses when pastures are scarce.... Read More

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Caring for Senior Horses in Cold Weather

November 21, 2017

Learn how to help older horses stay warm and maintain weight this winter.... Read More

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Do Horses Need Hay Around the Clock?

November 19, 2017

A horse owner asks if she's feeding her horse hay often enough. Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes responds.... Read More

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Should I Fatten My Horse Up Before Winter?

November 19, 2017

Learn the correct body condition score for a horse going into the cold months from Dr. Clair Thunes.... Read More

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Fat Options to Help Your Horse Hold Weight During the Winter

November 13, 2017

Oil? Rice bran or flax seeds? Fat-fortified feed? Learn how to pick the best option for horses that are hard-keepers.... Read More

Horses require more calories to stay warm during cold weather, and digestion aids in thermoregulation. Ample access to forage, such as free-fed hay, helps horses keep warm during chilly winter days.

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Feeding Your Horse During the Winter

November 09, 2017

How can you make sure your horse is getting the nutrition he needs during the cold months? Ask our equine nutritionist!... Read More

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Managing Horses With PPID

October 30, 2017

Learn up-to-date, research-based information about early diagnosis and caring for horses with Cushing's disease.... Read More

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Six Steps to Keep Aging Performance Horses Healthy

October 27, 2017

Find tips on how to extend horses' "health spans," maximize performance years, and maintain a good quality of life.... Read More

Article

Grasping Insulin Resistance in Horses

October 18, 2017

Two leading researchers explain insulin's effects on the body and how to manage the IR horse. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Older Horse Care Concerns

October 03, 2017

Readers said maintaining weight, osteoarthritis, and other lameness were their top senior horse care concerns. ... Read More

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Working With An Equine Nutritionist

October 01, 2017

A nutritionist can tell you if you're over- or underfeeding or supplementing and address other equine diet concerns.... Read More

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Can Horses Eat Pumpkin?

October 01, 2017

Do you want a festive fall treat for your horse? Find out if pumpkin is a safe choice. ... Read More

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

October 01, 2017

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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Helping Old Horses Gain Weight Before Winter

September 25, 2017

Our nutrition expert offers care and feeding tips for a thin senior horse before the cold weather hits.... Read More

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Feeding Choke-Prone Horses

September 25, 2017

Find out which horses are at the highest risk for feed-related choke and what you can do to reduce that risk.... Read More

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The Probiotic and Prebiotic Puzzle

August 28, 2017

Here's what we know and don't know about these equine digestive health products. ... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

August 22, 2017

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

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Fats: Not Just an Equine Diet Fad

August 14, 2017

Fats serve many important functions for horses, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity.... Read More

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Senior Can't (or Won't) Eat Hay? No Problem

August 11, 2017

If your aging equid can't or won't eat hay, don't worry: There are several other ways to get him the fiber he needs. ... Read More