Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Alternatives to Baled Hay for Horses

November 28, 2014

Though baled hay is the mainstay of most equine diets, it's not the only forage option. Here are some alternatives.... Read More

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Early Cold Blast Prompts Livestock Cold Stress Warning

November 25, 2014

An early blast of arctic cold has arrived, putting pressure on farmers to make sure their animals are ready.... Read More

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Assessing Hay Quality

November 22, 2014

Much of a hay quality assessment can be done the old-fashioned way: break open a bale and scratch 'n' sniff! ... Read More

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Harvesting and Storing Horse Hay

November 16, 2014

Take an inside look at how hay is harvested, learn how to store the forage properly, and find out when to discard bales.... Read More

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Senior Horse Feed: Not Just for Seniors

November 13, 2014

Here are five situations when a senior feed could benefit a horse, regardless of age.... Read More

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Feeding in Drought Conditions

November 10, 2014

Prepare for drought long before pastures wither and hay supplies dwindle.... Read More

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Study: Hops Can Help Reduce Fructan Fermentation

November 10, 2014

Vets could potentially use hops extract to mediate health conditions associated with carbohydrate overload.... Read More

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Understanding Forages

November 08, 2014

Learn about the different types of forages you can include in your horse's diet and what to consider about each.... Read More

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How Much Does it Cost to Rescue a Horse?

November 05, 2014

A law enforcement officer and a horse rescuer reveal what's behind rescuing and rehabilitating a neglected equid.... Read More

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North Carolina Mill Recalls Horse Feed

November 03, 2014

Bartlett Milling Co. has recalled some of its horse feed due to possible Rumensin contamination. ... Read More

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Kansas State to Host Equine Clinic on Nov. 8

November 03, 2014

Presentation topics will include senior horse dental problems, feeding horses, behavior, farriery, and more.... Read More

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Minerals 101

November 03, 2014

Here's a rundown of the most important macro- and microminerals in your horse's diet.... Read More

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The Importance of Minerals in Horses' Diets

November 02, 2014

Minerals make up a tiny fraction of a horse's diet, but are critical for body functions. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Blanketing Basics

October 30, 2014

Take these tips into account when deciding how (or if) to blanket your horse this winter.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Feeding Frequency

October 28, 2014

Of the 2,049 respondents, 698 (34%) said their horse receives hay twice per day.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashley Fowler

October 25, 2014

Fowler's main research focus involves investigating what affects horses' phosphorus excretion.... Read More

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2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 24, 2014

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management.... Read More

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Myths About Hay Selection

October 24, 2014

Can you feed hay that's been rained on? Is second-cutting always best? Here we debunk common myths about choosing hay.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Curly Dock

October 22, 2014

Curly dock grows well in alfalfa, cultivated fields, ditches, and especially in compacted, overgrazed pastures.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

October 20, 2014

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

October 20, 2014

Does your colicking horse need to go to a clinic? Here's how veterinarians determine the need for referral.... Read More

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Carbohydrate Composition and Equine Digestion

October 18, 2014

Researchers studied how high-fiber feeds affect horses' feed passage rate, water balance, and nutrient digestion.... Read More

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Current Thoughts on the Significance of Mycotoxins

October 12, 2014

Mycotoxins are harmful compounds that some molds and fungi produce in grains and forages when moisture levels permit.... Read More

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How Do Muzzles Impact Horses' Grass Selection and Intake?

October 10, 2014

Researchers found the muzzles reduced horses' grass consumption by 30% but did not impact the animals' forage choice.... Read More

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When to Leave the Boarding Barn

October 09, 2014

Deciding when to move your horse is a subjective decision, but here are a few factors that could influence your choice.... Read More