Body Condition

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Healthy Horse App Features More Horse Types, Uses

September 23, 2016

The smartphone app is designed to help owners better manage their horses' weights.... Read More

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Exercise and Horses' Feed Needs

September 20, 2016

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes answers a question about maintaining a horse's condition when increasing workload.... Read More

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Can Weight Loss Predict Chronic Grass Sickness Outcomes?

September 17, 2016

Weight loss--both the amount and rate--can help predict chronic equine grass sickness survival, researchers found.... Read More

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Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

September 16, 2016

As autumn approaches, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... Read More

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Study: Gut Microflora Changes Could Point to EMS

September 04, 2016

Researchers observed a decrease in the fecal microbial diversity in EMS horses compared to metabolically normal horses.... Read More

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Does Skeletal Muscle Inflammation Lead to Hyperinsulinemia?

August 30, 2016

Researchers could not identify a positive relationship between inflammation and obesity or insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Can Owners Help Horses Achieve Weight Loss at Home?

August 05, 2016

Weight loss is possible in most situations, provided the owner remains actively involved in the nutrition program.... Read More

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What's the Best Weight Loss Plan for My Horse?

August 01, 2016

A bossy gelding has ballooned during the summer months, and his owner seeks advice for a safe and effective diet.... Read More

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15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More

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A New Horse With an Unknown History: Where to Start?

July 13, 2016

I purchased a horse, and she came with no health records. How do I get her back on a preventive care regimen?... Read More

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British Researchers Seeking to Improve Horse Welfare

July 12, 2016

Welfare issues include stress/pain behavior; inappropriate nutrition, stabling, and turnout; and delayed death.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

July 10, 2016

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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Feeding Horses to Reduce Weight or Body Condition

July 04, 2016

Obesity in horses can lead to health problems. Here are tips for feeding overweight horses to promote weight loss.... Read More

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Help Your Horse Beat the Heat

June 18, 2016

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even harder on horses.... Read More

The typical swollen face and big head associated with nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism.

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What is Big-Head Disease?

June 07, 2016

This condition, caused by an unbalanced diet, can have serious musculoskeletal implications for affected horses.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Parasite Patterns in Feral Horses

June 06, 2016

Overall horses coped well with parasites. But the heavier the parasite load, the lower the horse's body condition score.... Read More

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Obesity: Cause or Consequence of Metabolic Disease?

May 22, 2016

The team confirmed that EMS horses aren't always fat, but that obesity can point to an underlying metabolic condition.... Read More

Commentary

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

Article

Getting Back to Work This Spring? Keep Your Horse Sound!

May 13, 2016

Take precautions to reduce your horse's risk of getting hurt while returning to work. ... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 09, 2016

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares

May 02, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains how a broodmare's nutritional needs change during her pregnancy. ... Read More

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Inaugural UK Equine Nutrition Short Course to be Held May 14

April 22, 2016

The event is designed to teach owners how nutrition can affect their horses' health and longevity.... Read More

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Do Elite Show Jumpers Get the Nutrition They Need?

April 18, 2016

Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips surveyed elite show jumper owners/managers about their horse's diets. Here's what she found.... Read More

Blog

For Want of a Curbed Appetite

April 12, 2016

Is your horse an "air fern"? How have you managed his intake, whether with drylots, grazing muzzle, or other tactics?... Read More

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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