Shannon Pratt-Phillips, MSc, PhD

Articles by Shannon Pratt-Phillips

My Horse Keeps Eating his Himalayan Salt Block: Is he Okay?

An equine nutritionist explains how to ensure your horse gets an appropriate amount of salt. Read More

Young Horse Digestive Health

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. Read More

Horse Weight Management FAQ

Get answers to some frequently asked questions about equine weight management from an equine nutritionist. Read More

Truths and Fallacies about Equine Weight Management

Are you trying to help your horse gain or lose weight? Here are some facts and fallacies to consider. Read More

Exercising Horses for Weight Loss

Exercise is important for equine weight management. Learn what to consider when exercising overweight horses. Read More

Exercise's Health Benefits for Horses

Exercise is extremely important to a horse's overall health, whether the animal needs to lose weight or not. Read More

Feeding Horses to Reduce Weight or Body Condition

Here are some tips to remember about feeding overweight horses to promote weight loss. Read More

Feeding Horses to Increase Weight and Body Condition

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

Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

Obesity is a serious health condition, but many owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is. Read More

Considerations for Managing Emaciated Horses

Body condition affects a horse's health status. Learn about specific health concerns for emaciated horses. Read More

Formulating Equine Diets

From forage to concentrates, here's what to consider when building an equine diet. Read More

Types of Horse Feeds

Not sure what options you have for feeding your horse? Here's a guide to feeds often found in equine diets. Read More

Understanding Equine Nutrition Terminology

Nothing in equine nutrition is simple, especially terminology. Here are some key terms to understand. Read More

What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

A horse require specific nutrients that must be considered when developing his feeding program. Read More

Horses' Maintenance Energy Requirements Reviewed

Is your horse consuming enough calories? Learn how to calculate your horse's maintenance energy requirements. Read More

The Equine Digestive System

Here's what you need to know about how your horse's body digests the food he consumes. Read More

The Energy Content of Horse Feeds

Weight management requires an understanding of energy. As it relates to nutrition, energy refers to calories. Read More

Determining Horses' Body Weight and Ideal Condition

To determine your horse's nutrient needs, you need to calculate his body weight and condition. Here's how. Read More

Encouraging Horses to Drink

How can I encourage my horse to drink? Read More

Cost-Efficient Feeding

Forage analysis and judicial use of concentrates and supplements can help you get the most bang for your buck Read More

Bread for My Horses?

Do you have any information about what would happen if you were to feed a horse bread? I understand that bread Read More

Equine Metabolism

The horse's metabolic processes provide the body with the fuels it needs to sustain itself. Read More

Carbohydrates 101 for Horses

Carbohydrates are important energy sources for horses, and they are required for digestive health. Read More

Feeding Foals

A foal's diet during the first year impacts his musculoskeletal health and future athletic performance. Read More