Mare Nutrition


When do Broodmares at Pasture Need Supplemental Feed?

June 02, 2015

If mares graze pastures down to below five centimeters, it might be time to supplement with grain, researchers say.... Read More

Karen Davison, PhD, of Purina wraps up her talks during the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting with a humorous jumper meme.


Horse Nutrition Tweets from the Purina Horse VIP Event

September 19, 2014

Read our editor's take-home equine nutrition tweets from the Purina Professional Horse VIP Meeting Sept. 15-17.... Read More


Benefits of Feeding Fats to Horses

August 16, 2014

Fat isn't a miracle ingredient, but it appears to have some benefits for sport horses, broodmares, and more.... Read More


Are Mares with Constant Forage Access More Fertile?

July 19, 2014

Conception rates were 47% higher in mares with constant forage access compared to those without.... Read More


Yeast Appears to Benefit Foals' Intestinal Flora

June 12, 2014

Researchers believe live yeast supplementation could give a foal's digestive system a better start in life.... Read More


Understanding Protein in Horses' Diets

June 10, 2014

Protein is probably the most misunderstood component of horse diets. Here's what you need to know.... Read More


Weaning Options for Foals

December 30, 2013

Proper preparation can minimize the stress of weaning and make for a more pleasant experience for all.... Read More


Feeding Broodmares During Lactation

December 27, 2013

Broodmares require proper nutrition while lactating to aid in milk production and body condition maintenance.... Read More


Tips for Feeding Broodmares

December 24, 2013

Here are some general feeding guidelines to keep in mind when managing pregnant mares.... Read More


Endocrine Disease and Laminitis in Broodmares

November 24, 2013

Endocrine changes associated with pregnancy might increase a broodmare's risk of developing laminitis.... Read More


Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 23, 2013

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More


Mycotoxin Zearalenone's Effects on Mare Fertility

August 28, 2013

Researchers are working to better understand this potentially toxic substance that can lurk in feed.... Read More


Study: Broodmares on Pasture Don't Always Need Grain

July 07, 2013

Lactating mares on good quality pasture didn't need grain to maintain their weight or their foals' growth.... Read More


Fescue Grass Toxicity in Broodmares

May 19, 2013

During the breeding and foaling season, lush fescue pastures could create problems for pregnant mares.... Read More


TOBA to Offer Breeding Clinic in Lexington, May 31-June 2

May 19, 2013

Lecture topics will include planning a mating, nutrition, foaling, farm and pasture management, and more.... Read More


Diet's Effect on Broodmare Lactation Described (AAEP 2012)

February 20, 2013

Supporting broodmares' overall and nutritional health during lactation is especially crucial.... Read More


Keys to Consider when Feeding Broodmares

August 29, 2012

Understanding broodmares' nutrient requirements can make developing a feeding program a less daunting task.... Read More


Effects of Selenium Source on Mares and Foals

August 19, 2012

Foals of mares consuming organic selenium had higher blood selenium concentrations than other foals.... Read More


Mare and Foal Nutrition

July 01, 2012

Twice daily for three months I have been feeding my mare and her (now) 7-mont... Read More


Broodmares' Nutritional Needs During Late Gestation

January 25, 2012

A pregnant mare should maintain a healthy weight to support both the fetus' and her own calorie needs.... Read More


UK to Host Equine Showcase and Breeders' Short Course

December 17, 2011

The events will take place Jan 20-21, 2012 at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.... Read More


Insulin Sensitivity Changes in Pregnant Mares

September 19, 2011

Researchers recently set out to examine how pregnancy impacts insulin sensitivity and glucose levels.... Read More


Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and its Effect on Broodmares

August 22, 2011

Tall fescue produces a toxic alkaloid that causes disorders in broodmares that consume the forage.... Read More


Nutritional Support for the Lactating Mare and Growing Foal

February 27, 2011

Providing your broodmare with a proper diet is critical to producing a healthy foal.... Read More


Nutritional Needs for Mares in Late Gestation

January 06, 2011

Breeders with mares in late gestation need to remember that the mothers-to-be have different nutritional needs than open (nonpregnant) mares. In the last 90 days of pregnancy, fetal growth increases the mare's energy requirements. Since grain mixes ... Read More