Recent News for Nutrition

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Help Your Horse Weather Winter

January 22, 2018

Experts share three simple things that can help your horse maintain his weight and health this season.... Read More

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Soil Selenium Levels and Equine White Muscle Disease

January 22, 2018

Selenium-deficient foals are at risk for white muscle disease, which leads to skeletal and cardiac muscle abnormalities.... Read More

The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers is gastroscopy--viewing the horse's stomach through a tube passed through his nostril, as Dr. Bill Hay, Dr. Michelle Garrison, and Eanna Hosick are shown doing here with their patient, Norman.

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Treating Gastric Glandular Disease in Horses

January 22, 2018

Equine glandular gastric disease has a distinct pathology, risk factors, diagnostics, and treatment approaches.... Read More

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Copra Meal or Rice Bran to Help Horses Gain Weight?

January 22, 2018

Is rice bran or coconut (copra) meal a better option to help a horse gain weight? Our nutritionist shares her thoughts.... Read More

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What Makes Some Stallion Semen Subpar?

January 18, 2018

Learn about 14 factors that can affect your stallion's fertility.... Read More

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My Horse Lost a 'Baby Tooth.' Should I Be Concerned?

January 17, 2018

What is the long-term prognosis for a young horse losing a tooth prematurely?... Read More

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Hard to Stomach: Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

January 17, 2018

Learn to read the vast and varied signs of equine gastric ulcer syndrome.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Water Sources for Horses

January 16, 2018

Of the 838 respondents, nearly 500 use heated water buckets or a tank with a heating element to provide fresh water.... Read More

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Is Sugar Beet Pulp Too High in Sugar for Horses?

January 14, 2018

Is the sugar content in beet pulp too high for some horses? Read an equine nutritionist's answer. ... Read More

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Feeding the Ulcer-Prone Horse

January 14, 2018

Learn how to craft a diet for the horse with painful lesions in his stomach.... Read More

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Two European Slow Feeders for Horses Compared

January 13, 2018

On average it took horses about 30% longer to eat from both slow feeders compared to the ground, researchers found.... Read More

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Topical Atropine Not Likely Linked to Colic Development

January 12, 2018

Oral atropine is linked to slowed gastrointestinal movement, but researchers found no such issues with topical atropine.... Read More

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10 Retired Racehorse Resources on TheHorse.com

January 11, 2018

Get tips and information on considerations for choosing and transitioning racehorses for second careers.... Read More

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Readers Share Cold-Weather Horse Care Survival Tips

January 08, 2018

Extreme winter weather conditions can make horse care and barn chores challenging. Stay warm with these tips.... Read More

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Possible Problems Caused by Feeding Horses Bran Mashes

January 07, 2018

A nutritionist explains possible problems caused by feeding bran mashes and alternative ways to keep your horse warm. ... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 07, 2018

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

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Study: Hay Helps Shetland Ponies Adapt to Winter Conditions

January 05, 2018

Ponies that didn't receive extra hay adapted to the available food supply, but could also be at risk for health issues.... Read More

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What Does a 'Free' Horse Cost? Part 2

January 04, 2018

Now that you've acquired your "free" horse, here's how to keep him healthy.... Read More

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Study: Age Affects Equine Glucose, Insulin Responses

January 03, 2018

Older horses tended to have higher insulin secretory responses to glucose compared to adult horses, researchers found.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Podcasts of 2017

January 01, 2018

Listen to audio features on equine learning, behavior, dentistry, metabolic syndrome, parasites, and more.... Read More

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Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

December 31, 2017

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More

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Improving Horse Health Through Nutrition in the New Year

December 31, 2017

When it comes to feeding your horses this year, don't make the same mistakes you've made in the past.... Read More

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How Season Impacts Horses' Insulin Secretion, Metabolism

December 30, 2017

Horses secrete more insulin during winter, which could pose problems for some pregnant mares, researchers say.... Read More

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How Paddock Size Impacts Equine Social Interactions

December 29, 2017

Larger paddocks led to fewer social interactions--both positive and negative--among horses, researchers found.... Read More

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A Hands-On Approach for Assessing Working Equid Welfare

December 28, 2017

A five-step approach makes it easier for owners to remember which basic health and welfare aspects to assess.... Read More