Feeding Foals and Young Horses

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Study: Start Measures to Prevent Equine Arthritis Early

June 14, 2014

Anti-inflammatory aids mixed with daily feed rations can help decrease joint inflammation in young horses.... Read More

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Yeast Appears to Benefit Foals' Intestinal Flora

June 12, 2014

Researchers believe live yeast supplementation could give a foal's digestive system a better start in life.... Read More

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Assessing Protein Levels in Horse Feeds

June 11, 2014

Crude protein numbers on feed bags can be deceptive. Here's what to understand about assessing protein levels.... Read More

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Understanding Protein in Horses' Diets

June 10, 2014

Protein is probably the most misunderstood component of horse diets. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

May 30, 2014

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More

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Infographic: Feeding Your Horse

May 01, 2014

Are you confused about equine nutrition? Learn how to feed your horse in our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

April 18, 2014

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

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Colostrum for Foals

April 14, 2014

To a newborn foal, colostrum can mean the difference between life and death.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Foals

April 11, 2014

Proper nutrition is critical for growth and development. Learn the right way to feed your foal.... 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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Feeding Horses for Sales Preparation

April 05, 2014

Having a quality feed program is essential to have horses looking and feeling their best in the sales ring. ... Read More

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Feeding Foals through Weaning

March 23, 2014

Before weaning, devise a feeding plan to help the foal make a smooth transition to life on his own.... 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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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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Weaning Options for Foals

December 30, 2013

Proper preparation can minimize the stress of weaning and make for a more pleasant experience for all.... Read More

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Growing Up: Estimating Adult Size

December 21, 2013

There is no specific formula for estimating foals' mature size that works in all instances.... Read More

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Feeding Young Horses Alfalfa

December 09, 2013

Is it okay to feed my growing 3-year-old horse alfalfa hay? ... 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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Zinc's Role in Young Horses' Immunity

August 06, 2013

Low serum zinc levels were associated with an impaired immune function in yearlings and 2-year-olds.... Read More

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Effects of High Glycemic Meals on Young Horses' Growth

June 12, 2013

High and low glycemic meals have different effects on growth hormone secretion in young horses.... Read More

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Daily Phosphorus Losses in Growing Horses Studied

June 02, 2013

Current feeding recommendations might be overestimating fecal inevitable phosphorus losses in growing horses.... Read More

Dr. Glenn Blodgett, horse division manager for 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas.

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Road to the Horse Q&A with the Remuda Veterinarian

March 16, 2013

Glenn Blodgett, DVM, of the 6666 Ranch described caring for horses selected as Road to the Horse participants.... Read More

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Understanding Healthy Foals' Caloric Requirements

February 15, 2013

Foal nutrition can be complicated, making it important for owners to understand newborns' nutritional needs.... Read More

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Foals Without Suckle-Swallow Reflex Need Nutritional Support (AAEP 2012)

February 14, 2013

Dysphagic foals require immediate, specialized care to ensure they begin life without a nutritional deficit. ... Read More