Feeding Old Horses

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If a horse ingests enough corn, he might go into fatal endotoxic shock.

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Corn Consumption

April 07, 2014

My horses got into a pasture yesterday where deer corn had been spread. Could this be a problem?... Read More

Nutrigenomics researchers are trying to uncover interactions between diet and gene expression

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What is Nutrigenomics?

April 07, 2014

The future of feeding horses is here: Learn how diet can impact your horse right down to his genetic core. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Nutrition Knowledge

March 18, 2014

Of the 1,127 respondents, 225 (20%) indicated they were interesting in learning more about supplements.... Read More

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10 Equine Nutrition Resources on TheHorse.com

March 17, 2014

Find resources on good nutritional practices to help keep your horses healthy and happy.... Read More

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Beet Pulp FAQs

March 03, 2014

Two nutritionists answer 11 common questions about feeding horses beet pulp. ... Read More

Old horses often become unthrifty, meaning they are harder to keep weight on. Dental problems and endocrine disorders, as well as an aging digestive tract, are all possible causes of weight loss.

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Feeding the Finicky Horse

February 17, 2014

Health conditions, management changes, and palate preferences can affect a horse's appetite. ... Read More

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Considerations for Managing Emaciated Horses

February 05, 2014

Body condition affects a horse's health status. Learn about specific health concerns for emaciated horses.... Read More

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Formulating Equine Diets

January 28, 2014

From forage to concentrates, here's what to consider when building an equine diet.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

January 15, 2014

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Beet Pulp Buffet

December 10, 2013

Of 1,286 voters, 841 (65%) indicated they feed beet pulp to their horses.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance in Horses

December 09, 2013

Learn how you can use nutritional planning to manage insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Feeding a Senior Hinny

December 02, 2013

My 30-year-old hinny is losing weight. How can I help him regain his weight without causing him harm?... Read More

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Horses' Maintenance Energy Requirements Reviewed

December 01, 2013

Is your horse consuming enough calories? Learn how to calculate your horse's maintenance energy requirements.... Read More

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Nutrition's Role in Enhancing Aging Horses' Immunity

October 05, 2013

Researchers working to identify nutritional intervention regimens to improve immune function in old horses.... Read More

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Older Creature Comforts

June 06, 2013

I'm concerned about my senior horse's mental happiness. How can I keep him comfortable and happy?... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

June 01, 2013

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as they body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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Loose Stools in Old Age

January 15, 2013

My old gelding is generally healthy, but lately he developed loose stools. Is there something I'm missing?... Read More

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Univ. of Edinburgh Online Equine Nutrition Course Begins Jan. 28

January 11, 2013

More than 10,000 individuals have already signed up to take part in the course on horse nutrition.... Read More

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Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate

November 04, 2012

Pay special attention to the purpose statement, guaranteed analysis, ingredients, and directions for use.... Read More

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Customizing Senior Horse Diets

June 07, 2012

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition.... Read More

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Managing Equine Cushing's Disease

June 01, 2012

Certain feeding strategies can help your horse weather equine Cushing's disease.... Read More

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Similar but Different: Equine Cushing's Disease and EMS

June 01, 2012

Test for the common endocrine disorders Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome and treat accordingly.... Read More

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Skinny Horse Help

January 01, 2012

Learn how to determine if your horse is underweight and what feeding options are available for hard keepers.... Read More

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Lecture: Regulation of Muscle Mass in Horses

September 17, 2011

Kristine Urschel, PhD, discussed factors that regulate equine muscle protein accretion and relevant research.... Read More