Feeding High-Performance Horses

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The Science Behind Equine Supplements

December 02, 2016

Manufacturers make many claims, but do supplements really work? We'll look at the research and answer your questions!... Read More

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Can Horses Eat Citrus?

November 27, 2016

A reader asks about the risks and benefits of her horse eating a favorite treat: grapefruit. Our nutritionist weighs in.... Read More

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5 Facts About Flax

November 19, 2016

What exactly is flax and how does it benefit the horse? Here are five things to know about flaxseed. ... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Poll Recap: Weighty Feed Options

November 15, 2016

Of the 758 respondents, only 106 (14%) said they weigh everything their horse gets to eat. ... Read More

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Processed Horse Feeds: A Balance of Pros and Cons

October 31, 2016

Human nutritionists encourage eating whole foods and avoiding processed ones. Does the same logic apply to our horses?... Read More

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Managing and Maintaining the Older Equine Athlete

October 27, 2016

Do you have a mature or senior horse? Find out how to keep him comfortable and competitive as he ages!... Read More

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Fish Oil as an Omega-3 Source for Horses

October 24, 2016

Omega-3 fatty acids offer horses health benefits, but are fish sources okay for horses to eat?... Read More

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

October 19, 2016

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

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Pros and Cons of Feeding Horses Beet Pulp

October 03, 2016

An equine nutritionist answers common questions about beet pulp. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Treats: Yay or Neigh?

September 20, 2016

Of the 1,452 respondents 579 (40%) said they occasionally treat their horse to apples or carrots.... Read More

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Exercise and Horses' Feed Needs

September 20, 2016

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes answers a question about maintaining a horse's condition when increasing workload.... Read More

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Complete Feeds vs. Ration Balancers: What's the Difference?

September 19, 2016

One's designed to be the horse's whole diet, while the other should be added to a ration. Which is best for your horse?... 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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Managing the Fearful and Anxious Horse

August 25, 2016

Do you feel unsafe with your horse when you're on the ground or riding? Our behavior and vet experts are here to help!... Read More

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Fats: Not Just a Fad

August 22, 2016

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

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Is There Such Thing as Too Many Horse Treats?

August 22, 2016

Is your horse is getting too much sugar? Drs. Clair Thunes and Erin Denney-Jones offer advice for "treating" your horse.... 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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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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5 Tips for Packing the Pounds on Performance Horses

August 15, 2016

Here's what to consider when managing a hard-keeping equine athlete.... 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

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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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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Is it Okay to Ride My Ulcer-Prone Horse After Feeding?

July 25, 2016

Old wisdom tells us not to feed horses before exercise. But this outdated belief might be hurting your horse.... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

July 25, 2016

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.... Read More