Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Obsessed with Salt

August 31, 2016

My filly is obsessively licking and biting her salt block. Is it possible for her to eat too much salt?... Read More

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Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

August 31, 2016

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses when first diagnosed with PPID.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Water Options

August 30, 2016

Of the 1,413 respondents, 936 (66%) said their horses get water from a trough or bucket that they fill manually.... Read More

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Does Skeletal Muscle Inflammation Lead to Hyperinsulinemia?

August 30, 2016

Researchers could not identify a positive relationship between inflammation and obesity or insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Feeding the Horse With Asthma

August 29, 2016

Recurrent airway obstruction is a medical condition, but feed changes might help your horse breathe better.... Read More

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Is Selenium Deficiency Deadly to Horses?

August 29, 2016

Too much dietary selenium can cause toxicity or even death. But too little selenium can be life-threatening, as well.... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Red Clover

August 28, 2016

Red clover provides excellent forage quality when grazed or harvested before the flower blooms.... Read More

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

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Old Friends Hosts Field Day, Highlights Pasture Improvements

August 25, 2016

Last year Old Friends developed and implemented plans for improving all the paddocks on the farm.... Read More

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Creating an Equine Diet: What to Remember

August 22, 2016

Don't panic over formulating a balanced diet for your horse. Here are some important tips to remember.... Read More

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The Grass is Always Greener: Quick Pasture Management Tips

August 20, 2016

Basic pasture management is relatively simple, but requires diligence and understanding.... Read More

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Vitamin C: Does it Help Horses With Inflammation?

August 15, 2016

A horse owner wonders if a vitamin C supplement will help her horse with swollen legs.... Read More

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Strategies for Feeding the Mixed Herd

August 15, 2016

You can't just toss your equine athletes, seniors, youngsters, and retirees the same feed and call it a day.... Read More

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What is Eosinophilic Enteritis in Horses?

August 14, 2016

Learn more about this challenging inflammatory condition that affects the horse's intestines. ... Read More

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Exploring the Equine Microbiome

August 11, 2016

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health.... Read More

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Best Alternatives to Daily Supplementation for Horses

August 08, 2016

What do you do if you can't get to the barn to supplement your horse every day? A nutritionist offers advice.... Read More

Much like human athletes, performance horses have special nutritional needs. And with all athletes, it’s important for diets to match activity and athletic level, to reach the highest level of achievement.

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6 Ways to Feed Performance Horses for Greater Achievement

August 07, 2016

Performance horses have special nutritional needs. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your athlete's diet.... Read More

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Drink Up! Water Consumption in Horses

August 06, 2016

A lack of water in your horse's diet can have serious consequences. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Can Owners Help Horses Achieve Weight Loss at Home?

August 05, 2016

Weight loss is possible in most situations, provided the owner remains actively involved in the nutrition program.... Read More

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What's the Best Weight Loss Plan for My Horse?

August 01, 2016

A bossy gelding has ballooned during the summer months, and his owner seeks advice for a safe and effective diet.... Read More

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Carbohydrates Defined

August 01, 2016

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

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UK, USDA Researchers Live by the Word 'Collaboration'

July 31, 2016

Together the groups have studied fescue toxicosis, equine gut health, and other horse health and management aspects.... Read More

Crabgrass leaves can be a bright green color.

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The Grass Guide: Large Crabgrass

July 31, 2016

Large crabgrass is very palatable to horses and has a high nutrient content, making it useful for grazing in the south.... Read More

Seedlings fill in bare areas faster when seeded in two directions.

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Tips for Overseeding Fall Horse Pastures

July 30, 2016

For cool-season pastures, fall is the ideal time to overseed to thicken a stand and fill in bare areas. ... Read More

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UK Researcher Develops New Tall Fescue Variety

July 29, 2016

Tim Phillips, PhD, developed a new tall fescue variety that is nontoxic to grazing animals, including horses.... Read More