Recent News for Special Needs Nutrition

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Improving Dry Equine Skin and Coats With Nutrition

June 26, 2017

Do you have a horse with flaky skin and a dry mane and tail? The right feed might help.... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 21, 2017

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

Quarter Horse stallion Slick by Design is a competitive barrel racer who's also one of the sport's leading sires.

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The Double-Duty Stallion

June 18, 2017

Is your stallion expected to perform in both the breeding shed and the arena? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

June 16, 2017

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

June 12, 2017

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

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

June 03, 2017

Don't wait until your foal is weaned to plan a diet that meets his increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements.... Read More

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Feeding PPID Horses

May 30, 2017

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More

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Nutrition and the Equine Topline

May 29, 2017

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More

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Feeding the Endocrine-Challenged Horse

May 29, 2017

Laminitis risk is the No. 1 reason we worry about equine metabolic conditions such as EMS and PPID when feeding horses.... Read More

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How to Introduce and Use a Grazing Muzzle for Horses

May 22, 2017

An equine nutritionist offers tips for reducing your horse's pasture intake with a grazing muzzle. ... Read More

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An Inside Look at the Equine GI Microbiome

May 20, 2017

Researchers are learning more about how microbes within the gut influence horse health. ... Read More

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How Broodmare Nutrition Affects Her Foal

May 19, 2017

Researchers found that over- and underfeeding can affect foals' bone growth, metabolism, and testicular development.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

May 17, 2017

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More

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Senior Equine Feeds and Fiber

May 15, 2017

Our equine nutritionist explains why senior feeds are high in fiber and why that's good for your older horses.... Read More

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Feeding Horses for Joint Health

May 15, 2017

Proper nutrition can literally make or break joint health. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Foals

May 13, 2017

Proper nutrition is critical for growth and development. Learn the right way to feed your foal.... Read More

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Understanding Calories and Energy for Horses

May 01, 2017

In most cases, energy requirement recommendations are an estimate of what a horse needs. ... Read More

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Physiology of Equine Aging

April 28, 2017

Rutgers researchers have gained a better understanding of how horses' bodies change as they age. Here's what we know.... Read More

Emma Ford (right) leads Mighty Nice as they walk with team manager Joanie Morris during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Q&A: Veteran Rolex Three-Day Event Groom Emma Ford

April 27, 2017

U.S. Olympian Philip Dutton's head groom shares her secrets to keeping horses healthy during international competition.... Read More

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More Work Might Mean Your Horse Needs More Calories

April 24, 2017

Have you increased your horse's workload this spring? Find out how to safely increase his energy intake to match.... Read More

Jenny Caras and Forty are headed to their first Rolex this year. Preparing for the event has taken six years of training and conditioning.

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Getting Ready for Rolex: By the Numbers

April 21, 2017

How many trot sets and calories does a horse require to get Rolex-ready? Join "Forty" as he preps for the grueling test.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

A veterinarian answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

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Feeding Type-1 PSSM Horses

April 17, 2017

Balanced nutrition and exercise can help horses with type-1 PSSM lead active, healthy lives.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Feeding and Watering Horses

April 15, 2017

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time during feeding time.... Read More

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Study: Management Practices Can Help OCD Lesions Resolve

April 08, 2017

How young horses are fed and housed can impact how osteochondral lesions evolve, and even help them heal.... Read More