Feeding Old Horses

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

October 20, 2014

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

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Feeding Horses on the Ground vs. Hanging a Slow-Feeding Net?

October 20, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes weighs the benefits of using a slow-feeding hay net against feeding horses on the ground.... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Senior Horses

October 16, 2014

Old horses spend their lifetimes earning our love and respect. Learn how to keep them healthy and comfortable.... Read More

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Is Himalayan Salt Better than Regular Salt for Horses?

October 13, 2014

Learn if extra money spent on a Himalayan salt block is a good investment.... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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What's the Best Way to Measure Horse Feed?

October 06, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes explains why measuring feed by weight rather than volume is important for horse health.... Read More

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The Golden Years: Caring for the Senior Horse

October 03, 2014

With a little extra care and attention, many older horses can have an extended career and a comfortable life.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Supplement Expenses

September 23, 2014

Of the 1,045 respondents, 227 (22%) said they spend $21-$40 per month on supplements per horse. ... Read More

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What Kind of Grain and How Much Should I Feed My Horse?

September 22, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes defines grains, concentrates, and complete feeds and offers advice on how much to feed your horse.... Read More

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Situational Queen Bee

September 22, 2014

Find out why a mare might be guarding her caretakers during feeding.... Read More

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Age-Defying Donkeys

September 16, 2014

Meet Tessa, a 49-year-old Donkey living out her golden years at The Donkey Sanctuary, in Sidmouth, Devon, England.... Read More

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How Can We Tell if Hay is Providing Enough Nutrition?

September 15, 2014

Equine nutrition consultant Dr. Clair Thunes explains how hay analysis can help you provide your horse a balanced diet. ... Read More

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Does a Horse Need Supplements if You're Feeding Quality Hay?

September 08, 2014

Find out how supplements can help provide your horse important trace minerals that might be lacking in hay. ... Read More

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Obesity

September 08, 2014

Researchers went looking for the cause of Great Britain's growing equine obesity problem. Here's what they found.... Read More

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Understanding Senior Horse Feeds

September 01, 2014

Get the skinny on what goes into feeds designed for senior horses and how they can benefit our aging equids.... Read More

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Common-Sense Equine Nutrition

August 28, 2014

Do supplements, concentrates, and forages have you confused? Learn what your horse needs from an equine nutritionist.... Read More

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5 Things You Need to Know: Senior Horse Dental Care

August 28, 2014

Dr. Dominic Dawson explains common old horse dental issues and makes recommendations for care.... Read More

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Malinowski Delivers Presentation on Senior Horse Health

July 27, 2014

Karyn Malinowski PhD, presented "Ensuring Good Health and Well-Being of the Aging Equine Population."... Read More

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What Your Senior Horse is Telling You about His Diet

July 20, 2014

How can your senior horse's appearance indicate he's in need of a diet change? Learn what to watch for.... Read More

Fodder is plant material grown hydroponically and then harvested and fed to livestock.

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Can Fodder be Included in a Horse's Feeding Program?

June 29, 2014

Fodder is plant material grown hydroponically and used as livestock feed. Find out if it's good for horses.... Read More

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Making Peace with Senior Feed

June 24, 2014

If your older horses eat grain, what kind? When did you make the switch to senior feed, and why?... Read More

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How Much Grain Should I Feed My Colic-Prone Horse?

June 18, 2014

An owner with a colicky horse is worried that grain could be the culprit and wants to know how much to feed.... 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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Forage Options

June 09, 2014

My horse will not eat any hay in his stall. What are my options for forage in his stall at night?... Read More

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Treats for Toothless Seniors

May 20, 2014

What are your senior horse's favorite treats?... Read More