Feeding High-Performance Horses

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Horses' Maintenance Energy Requirements Reviewed

December 01, 2013

Is your horse consuming enough calories? Learn how to calculate your horse's maintenance energy requirements.... Read More

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Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More

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Performance Horse Nutrition Subject of Sept. KENA Meeting

August 18, 2013

Laurie Lawrence, PhD, will present "Selecting The Best Nutrition For Your Performance Horse."... Read More

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Studying Energy Expenditure for Equine Nutrition Precision

June 23, 2013

Researchers are working toward formulating nutritional recommendations for specific types of equine activity.... Read More

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Feeding and Fueling Racehorses

May 14, 2013

Dr. Scott Palmer describes a typical racehorse feeding regimen. ... Read More

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Rolex Kentucky: Feeding the Three-Day Event Horse

April 28, 2013

Dr. Duncan Peters describes three-day event horse diets, both before and during the competition. ... Read More

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Q & A: Trimming Feed Costs

January 21, 2013

Dr. Laurie Lawrence discusses how horse owners can cut their feed costs without cutting corners.... Read More

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Univ. of Edinburgh Online Equine Nutrition Course Begins Jan. 28

January 11, 2013

More than 10,000 individuals have already signed up to take part in the course on horse nutrition.... Read More

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Creating a Sustainable Equine Athlete

November 23, 2012

Paying attention to certain, sometimes minute, details can help horses enjoy longer athletic careers.... Read More

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Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate

November 04, 2012

Pay special attention to the purpose statement, guaranteed analysis, ingredients, and directions for use.... Read More

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Omega Basics: Easy as 1, 2, 3

September 08, 2012

Fats increase energy density of diets and are necessary to metabolize fat-soluble vitamins.... Read More

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Forage-Only Diet for Performance Horses Evaluated

August 01, 2012

Recent study results suggest that forage-only diets could hold benefits for performance horses.... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 28, 2012

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racehorse to pleasure horse.... Read More

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Selenium and Vitamin E to Alleviate Signs of Tying Up

May 20, 2012

Selenium and vitamin E work together to alleviate muscle damage and signs of tying up in horses.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 2: English Sport Horses

May 01, 2012

Manage eventers, dressage horses, and hunter/jumpers carefully to avoid soft tissue injury and lameness.... Read More

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Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Injury in Racehorses

April 20, 2012

One researcher relayed that it could be possible to identify horses at risk for injury before accidents occur.... Read More

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Protein's Role in Fueling Performance Horses

April 14, 2012

Protein--made up of amino acids--mainly functions in muscle, tendon, and ligament development and repair.... Read More

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Equine Metabolism

February 01, 2012

The horse's metabolic processes provide the body with the fuels it needs to sustain itself.... Read More

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Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

January 08, 2012

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

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Skinny Horse Help

January 01, 2012

Learn how to determine if your horse is underweight and what feeding options are available for hard keepers.... Read More

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Feeding Performance Horses

October 18, 2011

Review athletic and performance horses' nutritional needs and determine if your feeding program is working.... Read More

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Lecture: Regulation of Muscle Mass in Horses

September 17, 2011

Kristine Urschel, PhD, discussed factors that regulate equine muscle protein accretion and relevant research.... Read More

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Muscle Power Horse Course Archived

September 13, 2011

The latest Horse Course, "Muscle Power: Muscle Mass in Growing, Athletic Horses," is now available to view. ... Read More

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Feeding Your Horse to Perform

June 01, 2011

A high-performance horse's body needs fuel to run efficiently and at its optimal level. ... Read More

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Potential Vitamin K Supplement Eyed for Equine Bone Health

April 21, 2011

A particular form of vitamin K could be a potential candidate for increasing equine bone density while decreasing breakdown. However, veterinarians caution that this is not a viable supplementation route to pursue until further research on the effect... Read More