Feeding Old Horses

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Rehabilitating, Refeeding, and Rehoming Rescue Horses

November 20, 2014

Rescued horses require special care to bring them back to health. Learn how you can help during our live event.... Read More

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Early Winter Wonderland

November 18, 2014

Winter's arrived with a vengeance in the Bluegrass. How are you preparing your senior horses for the deep freeze?... Read More

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Is It Safe to Feed Horses Red Clover Hay?

November 17, 2014

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes addresses a horse owner's concerns about feeding red clover over the winter.... Read More

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What Can I Do About My Horses Rushing the Gate?

November 13, 2014

An equine behavior expert and veterinarian offers tips on handling horses that crowd and rush the gate at mealtime.... 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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Senior Can't (or Won't) Eat Hay? No Problem

November 05, 2014

If your aging equid can't or won't eat hay, don't worry: There are several other ways to get him the fiber he needs. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Feeding Arrangements

November 04, 2014

Of the 1,313 poll respondents, 727 (55%) said their horses are separated during mealtime.... Read More

Horse Eating Oats

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Will Withholding Oats Reduce My Horse's Weight?

November 03, 2014

A listener keeps her retired show jumper on pasture and feeds him oats, but he keeps gaining weight. Here's some advice.... Read More

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How to Care for Aging Equids' Teeth

October 31, 2014

Learn what dental problems veterinarians manage in senior horses and how owners can help monitor them.... Read More

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Are Red Mineral Blocks Better for Horses Than White Ones?

October 27, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes shares her thoughts on if horses should get red or white salt blocks.... Read More

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What Can I Do to Help My Horse With a History of Choke?

October 23, 2014

Dr. Bryant Craig shares ways to prevent choke in horses and reviews what to do during an episode.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

October 23, 2014

Take these considerations into account when preparing older horses for winter and maintaining them throughout.... 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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Feeding Horses on the Ground vs. Hanging a Slow-Feeding Net?

October 20, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes weighs the benefits of using a slow-feeding haynet against feeding horses on the ground.... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Senior Horses

October 16, 2014

Old horses spend their lifetimes earning our love and respect. Learn how to keep them healthy and comfortable.... Read More

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Is Himalayan Salt Better than Regular Salt for Horses?

October 13, 2014

Learn if extra money spent on a Himalayan salt block is a good investment.... 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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What's the Best Way to Measure Horse Feed?

October 06, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes explains why measuring feed by weight rather than volume is important for horse health.... Read More

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The Golden Years: Caring for the Senior Horse

October 03, 2014

With a little extra care and attention, many older horses can have an extended career and a comfortable life.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Supplement Expenses

September 23, 2014

Of the 1,045 respondents, 227 (22%) said they spend $21-$40 per month on supplements per horse. ... Read More

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What Kind of Grain and How Much Should I Feed My Horse?

September 22, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes defines grains, concentrates, and complete feeds and offers advice on how much to feed your horse.... Read More

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Situational Queen Bee

September 22, 2014

Find out why a mare might be guarding her caretakers during feeding.... Read More

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Age-Defying Donkeys

September 16, 2014

Meet Tessa, a 49-year-old Donkey living out her golden years at The Donkey Sanctuary, in Sidmouth, Devon, England.... Read More

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How Can We Tell if Hay is Providing Enough Nutrition?

September 15, 2014

Equine nutrition consultant Dr. Clair Thunes explains how hay analysis can help you provide your horse a balanced diet. ... Read More

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Does a Horse Need Supplements if You're Feeding Quality Hay?

September 08, 2014

Find out how supplements can help provide your horse important trace minerals that might be lacking in hay. ... Read More

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Obesity

September 08, 2014

Researchers went looking for the cause of Great Britain's growing equine obesity problem. Here's what they found.... Read More