Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Supplement Use in Performance Horses

May 23, 2016

Take a look at some commonly fed supplements and the theories behind their use.... Read More

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Feeding Horses When You're Riding in the Wilderness

May 23, 2016

Riding in wilderness areas can present challenges for feeding your horse. Here are some tips! ... Read More

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LSU Seeking Horses With Gastric Ulcers for Study

May 23, 2016

Clinicians are evaluating a new investigational drug for treating equine gastric ulcers. ... 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

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Pain, Behavioral, or Both?

May 19, 2016

Often, a horse's behavior problems are rooted in either pain or incomplete training. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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

May 15, 2016

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

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Spring Grass Safety

May 14, 2016

As benign as it might seem, this fresh forage can cause more harm than good. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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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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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 12, 2016

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

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Spring Cleaning Your Feed Room

May 09, 2016

Save time and money by giving your feed room a good spring cleaning with these tips.... 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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BHS: Be Vigilant This Spring for Sycamore Seedlings

May 06, 2016

Owners are encouraged to watch for sycamore seedlings, which can cause atypical myopathy, in horse pastures.... Read More

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Pasture Grass: The Healthy Choice

May 05, 2016

Learn how to best utilize pasture as a part of your horse's nutritional program without putting him at risk for illness.... 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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Researchers Pinpoint Additional Laminitis Risk Factors

April 27, 2016

Overconditioning, grazing during sunlight hours, and frozen footing could potentially trigger laminitic episodes.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Spring and Summer Pasture Access

April 26, 2016

Of the 1,442 respondents, 684 (47%) said their horses have access to fresh pasture for 12 hours or more each day.... Read More

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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

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Understanding 'PPM' on Horse Feed Labels

April 25, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains what "PPM" means on feed labels and how that translates to your horse's diet. ... 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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The Grass Guide: Bahiagrass

April 22, 2016

Bahiagrass is a hardy grass species tolerant of drought and poorly drained soils of any type.... Read More

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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

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

April 18, 2016

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... 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

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Remember: Lush Green Grass Could Be Harmful to Horses

April 17, 2016

Spring grass might be delicious for horses, but it can cause problems including laminitis and fescue toxicity. ... Read More

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Mesh Successful at Preventing Nephrosplenic Entrapment

April 17, 2016

None of the 26 study horses suffered nephrosplenic entrapment recurrence following surgery.... Read More