Feeding Old Horses

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Caring for Senior Horses in Cold Weather

November 21, 2017

Learn how to help older horses stay warm and maintain weight this winter.... Read More

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Do Horses Need Hay Around the Clock?

November 20, 2017

A horse owner asks if she's feeding her horse enough hay often enough. Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes responds.... Read More

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Fat Options to Help Your Horse Hold Weight During the Winter

November 13, 2017

Oil? Rice bran or flax seeds? Fat-fortified feed? Learn how to pick the best option for horses that are hard-keepers.... Read More

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Six Steps to Keep Aging Performance Horses Healthy

October 27, 2017

Find tips on how to extend horses' "health spans," maximize performance years, and maintain a good quality of life.... Read More

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Grasping Insulin Resistance in Horses

October 18, 2017

Two leading researchers explain insulin's effects on the body and how to manage the IR horse. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Older Horse Care Concerns

October 03, 2017

Readers said maintaining weight, osteoarthritis, and other lameness were their top senior horse care concerns. ... Read More

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Working With An Equine Nutritionist

October 01, 2017

A nutritionist can tell you if you're over- or underfeeding or supplementing and address other equine diet concerns.... Read More

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Can Horses Eat Pumpkin?

October 01, 2017

Do you want a festive fall treat for your horse? Find out if pumpkin is a safe choice. ... Read More

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

October 01, 2017

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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Helping Old Horses Gain Weight Before Winter

September 25, 2017

Our nutrition expert offers care and feeding tips for a thin senior horse before the cold weather hits.... Read More

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Feeding Choke-Prone Horses

September 25, 2017

Find out which horses are at the highest risk for feed-related choke and what you can do to reduce that risk.... Read More

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The Probiotic and Prebiotic Puzzle

August 28, 2017

Here's what we know and don't know about these equine digestive health products. ... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

August 22, 2017

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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Fats: Not Just an Equine Diet Fad

August 14, 2017

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

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Exploring the Equine Microbiome

August 07, 2017

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health.... Read More

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Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

July 23, 2017

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More

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A Look at Pony Club's Feeding Rules

July 17, 2017

Our nutrition expert, who's also a USPC regional supervisor, shares the basic nutrition rules every Pony Clubber learns.... Read More

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How to Get a Horse to Drink When Away From Home

July 10, 2017

Find out why some horses won't consume water away from home and learn how to keep him hydrated.... Read More

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Senior Feeds: Not Just for Old Horses

July 02, 2017

Don't balk at the S-word on the feed label. It might be just what your adult horse needs. ... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

June 30, 2017

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

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Forage Options for Finicky Eaters

June 28, 2017

My senior horse will not eat any hay in his stall. Are there any other forage options?... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

June 12, 2017

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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Feeding PPID Horses

May 30, 2017

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More

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Nutrition and the Equine Topline

May 29, 2017

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More

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Feeding the Endocrine-Challenged Horse

May 29, 2017

Laminitis risk is the No. 1 reason we worry about equine metabolic conditions such as EMS and PPID when feeding horses.... Read More