Feeding Fats


Fish Oil as an Omega-3 Source for Horses

October 24, 2016

Omega-3 fatty acids offer horses health benefits, but are fish sources okay for horses to eat?... Read More


Fats: Not Just a Fad

August 22, 2016

Fats serve many important functions for horses, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity.... Read More


5 Tips for Packing the Pounds on Performance Horses

August 15, 2016

Here's what to consider when managing a hard-keeping equine athlete.... Read More

Much like human athletes, performance horses have special nutritional needs. And with all athletes, it’s important for diets to match activity and athletic level, to reach the highest level of achievement.


6 Ways to Feed Performance Horses for Greater Achievement

August 07, 2016

Performance horses have special nutritional needs. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your athlete's diet.... Read More


Fat in the Equine Diet

July 25, 2016

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.... Read More


Feeding Racehorses With the Digestive Tract in Mind

July 18, 2016

Design a feeding program that provides adequate calories without putting the horse at risk for gastrointestinal upset.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Lauren Goedde

June 25, 2016

Goedde studied whether an omega-3 DHA supplement affected a stallion's sperm motion characteristics and viability.... Read More


Chia or Flax: Which is Better for My Horse?

May 30, 2016

Discover the differences between these two trendy omega-3-packed seeds that can be used to supplement equine diets.... Read More


Keeping Racehorse Feed 'On Track'

May 19, 2016

What's new in feeding today's superstar racehorses and champions of the future? In a sense, nothing and everything.... Read More


Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

March 21, 2016

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More


Managing the Anxious Horse

February 05, 2016

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More


Feeding Horses to Increase Weight and Body Condition

January 18, 2016

Find out what you need to consider when feeding a horse to increase weight and body condition. ... Read More


Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 14, 2016

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More


Feeding Horses Before Laparoscopic Surgery

January 03, 2016

Fasting horses before laparoscopic surgery decreases the amount of gas in the intestines, which can prove beneficial.... Read More

Whether or not your horse needs a blanket depends on his age, body condition, weather exposure, and cold tolerance, and whether he's clipped or has his winter coat. Turnout blankets appropriate for winter weather are waterproof and offer protection from the weather. The heavier the fabric's denier rating, the more durable your horse's blanket should be.


The Horse's Top Podcasts of 2015

December 30, 2015

Learn about winter care, hay options, conditioning horses, rehabbing after injury, beet pulp vs. rice bran, and more.... Read More


Weight Gain for Older Horses

November 25, 2015

My 25-year-old Thoroughbred has had trouble keeping weight on after a stroke. How can I help him? ... Read More


Equine Nutrition Tips for the New Year

November 15, 2015

Work with your veterinarian or equine nutritionist to ensure your horse's diet is balanced heading into the new year.... Read More


Can Fat Help Horses Gain Weight in Winter?

October 19, 2015

Find out how to safely feed horses fat and if it's a good weight-gain solution.... Read More


Deciphering Your Feed Tag, Part 2: Performance Horse Feeds

October 05, 2015

These feeds are designed to boost horses' calorie intake and meet additional nutrient needs that increase with work. ... Read More


Five Tips for Feeding Mature, Healthy Hard Keepers

September 11, 2015

Does your otherwise healthy horse have trouble keeping pounds on? Here are five tips for feeding hard keepers.... Read More


Sugar and Hyper Horses

August 12, 2015

Can consuming a high-sugar diet cause a horse to behave in an anxious or hyperactive way?... Read More


Nutrition for Optimum Equine Performance

July 28, 2015

Feeding a balanced diet and ensuring nutrient replacement after exercise are imperative to keep horses performing well.... Read More


The Impact of Omega-3s on Horses with Lower Airway Disease

May 25, 2015

Researchers found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can reduce signs of chronic lower airway disease in horses.... Read More


Post-Winter Weight Gain

March 09, 2015

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


Equine Nutrition in America: Perceptions and Practices

February 28, 2015

Researchers recently evaluated how well the horse industry uses the available resources to improve feeding practices. ... Read More