Feeding Foals and Young Horses


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


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


Feeding Foals

October 03, 2016

A foal's diet is critical to development, disease prevention, and more. Here's how to feed foals through weaning.... Read More


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


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


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


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


Fat in the Equine Diet

July 25, 2016

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


Osteochondrosis: Harmless Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 20, 2016

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


Weaning Ways

July 15, 2016

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

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.


Young Horse Digestive Health

June 17, 2016

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More


Nature vs. Nurture: What Shapes a Foal's Future?

June 14, 2016

What affects a foal's demeanor and makes him his own, unique self? Let's have a look at what science has to say.... Read More


7 Equine Nutrition Myths Busted

June 13, 2016

Decipher fact vs. fiction when it comes to the complicated world of feeding horses. ... Read More


Free-Feeding Hay: When Will My Horse Slow Down?

May 16, 2016

Our nutrition expert offers advice for ensuring free-fed horses don't overeat hay.... Read More


Weights and Measures: Equine Feed Practices in the U.S.

May 16, 2016

Researchers determined that both veterinarians and owners need more equine nutrition education.... Read More


15 Facts About Assessing the Neonatal Foal's Health

May 10, 2016

The newborn foal is both precious and precarious. Know what to look for in the first hours of life.... Read More


Protein and Amino Acids for Equine Exercise Demand

May 02, 2016

Find out how amino acids play a vital role in a number of physiological functions within the equine body. ... Read More


Mineral Nutrition and the Equine Athlete

April 25, 2016

These micronutrients found in forage, feeds, and supplements help support the athletic horse's health.... Read More


Poll Recap: Slow Feeders

April 19, 2016

More than half of the 929 poll respondents said they have used slow feed haynets for their horses. ... Read More


What's So Special About Lysine?

April 04, 2016

A nutritionist explains why horses need this amino acid in their diets and what happens if they don't consume enough.... Read More


Get Foal Nutrition Right From the Start

March 31, 2016

Your foal needs proper nutrition to get a jump on a healthy life. Here are some tips on how to ensure he receives it.... Read More


5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

March 28, 2016

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


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kelsey Smith

March 26, 2016

Smith's research is focused on determining the dietary requirement for the amino acid threonine in growing horses.... Read More


How to Feed Orphan Foals

March 13, 2016

Orphan foals require special care from the start, especially when it comes to their nutritional needs.... Read More

Horse Eating Oats


Oats in Manure: Is My Horse Getting the Nutrition He Needs?

March 07, 2016

Find out if oats in your horse's poop piles means his feed--and your money--are going right through him.... Read More