Feeding Foals and Young Horses

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The Probiotic and Prebiotic Puzzle

August 28, 2017

Here's what we know and don't know about these equine digestive health products. ... Read More

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What Does My Weanling Need to Eat?

August 27, 2017

Our nutritionist offers advice on feeding foals both before and after they're weaned from their dams.... Read More

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Tips for Feeding Foals After Weaning

August 17, 2017

Weanlings require additional support and feeding adjustments as they grow. Here's what to remember. ... Read More

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Fats: Not Just an Equine Diet Fad

August 14, 2017

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

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Exploring the Equine Microbiome

August 07, 2017

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

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Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

July 23, 2017

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

July 16, 2017

Here's how to help your weanling transition to adulthood as smoothly as possible.... Read More

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Equine OCD: Harmless Bone Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 05, 2017

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

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Equine Gastric Ulcers

June 28, 2017

Is your horse cinchy or unthrifty? Learn about EGUS, which affects an estimated 50-90% of horses.... 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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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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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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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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Harmonious Housing Practices for Horses

May 05, 2017

By paying attention to horse herd hierarchy, you can help ensure harmony in the barn and beyond.... 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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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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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

Veterinarians and nutritionists agree: High-quality forage is the foundation of a healthy equine diet. Available options vary by region and season, and are usually available as hay or pasture. Take a look at some popular forages for horses in our slideshow.

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Forages for Feeding Horses

March 30, 2017

Available forages for horses vary by region and season. Here's a look at some of the most common. ... Read More

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Carbohydrates Defined

March 29, 2017

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

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Choosing Hay for a Yearling Horse

March 27, 2017

Our nutrition expert considers grain hays, grass hay, and alfalfa for feeding growing horses.... Read More

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UK to Host Second Equine Nutrition Short Course

March 25, 2017

Presentation topics include feeding through a horse's life cycle, evaluating body condition, nutrition myths, and more.... Read More

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New Perspectives on Foal Nutrition

March 25, 2017

Dr. Laurie Lawrence shares results of studies on mare milk composition and foals' GI microbial colonization.... Read More

Pellet feeds are usually highly palatable to horses and offer appropriate nutrition when feed per manufacturer instructions. Some feeds are complete, meaning no additional forage is needed, while others are concentrates or ration balancers meant to supplement hay or pasture.

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Horse Grains and Feeds

March 23, 2017

Flip through feeds and pelleted forages commonly found in the equine diet.... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

March 22, 2017

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