Recent News for Nutrition

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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

This horse with EGS exhibits weight loss and the characteristic "tucked up" abdomen.

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Equine Grass Sickness: What You Need to Know

July 27, 2015

This potentially deadly condition affects grazing horses. Learn about its clinical signs, treatments, and prognosis.... Read More

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Slobbers in Horses

July 25, 2015

Slobbers often results from horses ingesting a compound (slaframine) produced by a fungus on legumes such as clover.... 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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Advanced Grazing School to Focus on Warm-Season Annuals

July 24, 2015

The topics on the agenda are related to pasture renovation and establishment and summer and fall grazing options. ... Read More

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Rutgers Announces Equine Pasture Walk Workshop

July 19, 2015

Rutgers pasture experts will discuss grazing research comparing continuous and rotational grazing systems and more.... Read More

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Are Plant-Based Horse Vaccines on the Horizon?

July 19, 2015

Horses might someday be able to consume plant-based products designed to prevent and fight infections, researchers say.... 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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Keep Horses, Livestock Away From Creeping Indigo

July 16, 2015

The plant was introduced into Florida in 1925 as a potential forage source but was found to be toxic to horses.... 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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Your Horse Ate What?

July 12, 2015

Readers share some of the strange things that their horse have consumed.... Read More

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Building a Horse Property From the Ground Up

July 10, 2015

Here's how to design your dream equestrian setup--in this case, on a small acreage... Read More

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Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 09, 2015

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Electrolytes for Horses

July 07, 2015

Of the 804 respondents, 429 said they give their horses electrolytes year-round, after hard work, or during the summer.... Read More

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Too Much Pasture can Lead to Laminitis

July 07, 2015

Manage pastures and horses' grazing times carefully to help reduce the risk of laminitis, a painful hoof condition.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

July 06, 2015

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

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Gastric Ulcer Prevalence in Feral, Domestic Horses Compared

July 05, 2015

Ulcers were more prevalent in domestic horses than feral ones, but the latter group wasn't immune to these lesions.... Read More

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Vaccines, Dewormers, and Nutrition for Senior Horses

June 30, 2015

Ensure your horse's "healthspan" equals his lifespan by optimizing his immunity, parasite control, and feed programs.... Read More

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Using Herbicides for Horse Pasture Weed Control

June 27, 2015

Good stewardship and management practices will help ensure you get the most benefit from an herbicide application.... Read More

Dr. Laurie Lawrence

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Lawrence Receives Equine Nutrition Research Award

June 26, 2015

Laurie Lawrence, PhD, was recognized for her professional achievements in the equine industry.... Read More

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Keeping Pastured Horses Safe during Drought

June 25, 2015

Drought-related toxicity in horses is rare but typically has serious consequences if it occurs.... 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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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

June 23, 2015

Using sensible strategies we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Electrolyte Primer

June 22, 2015

Not every horse needs electrolytes to regulate water content in the body, but some do. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Antimicrobials' Effects on Horses' Intestinal Microbes

June 20, 2015

Researchers found significant changes following the administration of three common antimicrobial medications.... Read More