Body Condition

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

August 28, 2015

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

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Does Weight Gain Due to Grazing Cause Insulin Resistance?

August 24, 2015

Changes in Finnhorse mares' body weight and condition and in gene expression did not appear to evoke insulin resistance.... Read More

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Are Fat Horses More Dominant Than Lean Ones?

August 22, 2015

Researchers found that dominant horses seem to be have higher body condition scores than their less-dominant herdmates.... Read More

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Using Nutrition to Manage Obesity

August 21, 2015

Obesity is not just a cosmetic issue. It's a health issue. Learn how to modify your horse's diet to help him slim down.... Read More

Study pony Molly weighed 279 kilograms (about 615 pounds, above) before starting the weight loss program. She weighed 257 kilograms (about 566 pounds, below) after completing the program.

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Studies Show How to Reduce Serious Risks Posed to Fat Ponies

August 13, 2015

Owner-managed weight loss in horses with EMS reduced both insulin resistance and susceptibility to laminitis.... Read More

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Determining Horses' Body Weight and Ideal Condition

August 12, 2015

To determine your horse's nutrient needs, you need to calculate his body weight and condition. Here's how.... Read More

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Skinny Horse Help

July 27, 2015

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

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UK Strongly Represented at the ESS Symposium

July 24, 2015

The symposium featured research on equine nutrition, exercise physiology, reproduction, management, and more.... Read More

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Starch in Horse Diets

July 18, 2015

Although it can be damaging if fed improperly, starch is an important part of a horses' diets. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Feeding Foals

July 13, 2015

A foal's diet during the first year impacts his musculoskeletal health and future athletic performance.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Senior Horse Health Concerns

June 23, 2015

Readers said they are most concerned about senior horses' nutrition, followed by their joint and soft tissue health.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Hyperlipemia

June 17, 2015

With hyperlipemia, the body thinks it is starving and releases large quantities of stored fats into the bloodstream.... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQ

June 15, 2015

There's lots to consider when managing a horse's weight. An equine nutritionist answers some common questions.... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Revelations

June 01, 2015

What revelations have you had when it comes to caring for or just enjoying senior horses?... Read More

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Researchers Find New Method for Monitoring Horses' Body Fat

May 25, 2015

The new body condition index is designed to enhance the value of traditional body condition scoring.... Read More

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Cresty Neck Prevalence, Risk Factors Evaluated

May 25, 2015

Risk factors identified include height, a previous history of laminitis, breed, herd size, and more.... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 02, 2015

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

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Struggles with Spring Grass

May 01, 2015

Some owners of senior horses welcome spring grass, while others find it a source of worry. Where do you stand?... Read More

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Horse Feeding Basics

April 20, 2015

Confused about your horse's diet? We're here to help. Here's how to craft the proper hay and grain ration.... Read More

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Pregnancy Failure in Horses: Why Things Go Wrong

April 16, 2015

Pregnancy failure in mares is a very real risk; here's how to prevent or handle it.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

April 13, 2015

With increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements, weanlings require carefully planned diets.... Read More

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Tips for a Successful Spring Turnout

April 13, 2015

Here's how to ensure your horse receives ample nutrition and stays healthy while grazing spring pasture.... Read More

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A Tale of Two Donkeys

March 26, 2015

One fends for himself; the other lives large. Both face potentially life-threatening welfare issues.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

March 19, 2015

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy.... Read More

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Post-Winter Weight Gain

March 09, 2015

Here's how to feed your hard keeper once temperatures start rising.... Read More