Recent News for Nutrition

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

April 12, 2017

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

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How Long Can I Store Horse Feed?

April 10, 2017

Your feed store is having a big sale, but here are some tips before you stock up.... Read More

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Your Sick Horse Might Need Fluids. Here's Why

April 08, 2017

Enteral and/or intravenous fluid administration can be a crucial part of supporting sick foals and horses.... Read More

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Study: Management Practices Can Help OCD Lesions Resolve

April 08, 2017

How young horses are fed and housed can impact how osteochondral lesions evolve, and even help them heal.... Read More

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Leading Causes of Death in Aged Horses in Kentucky Examined

April 07, 2017

Digestive system and cardiovascular system problems were the most common causes of death in the study population.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Parasite Patterns in Feral Horses

April 05, 2017

Overall horses coped well with parasites. But the heavier the parasite load, the lower the horse's body condition score.... Read More

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Laminitis Survivors: Getting Back on Grass

April 05, 2017

Can a horse that's suffered a laminitic episode ever return to grazing pasture?... Read More

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Readers Expect Feed, Hay to be Biggest Expense This Year

April 04, 2017

Of the 832 poll respondents, 285 (34%) say feed and hay will be their most expensive equine-related purchase this year.... Read More

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Using Endocrine Therapy to Manage Subfertile Mares

April 04, 2017

Reproductive endocrinology influenced by the horse's overall health and well-being. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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How Do I Transition My Horse to Pasture?

April 03, 2017

Our equine nutritionist shares tips for keeping your horse healthy and your pastures in good shape this spring. ... Read More

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Aloe Vera for Equine Ulcers?

March 29, 2017

A veterinarian addresses whether oral aloe vera could help gastric ulcers and offers evidence-based alternatives. ... Read More

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Carbohydrates Defined

March 29, 2017

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick-burning power.... Read More

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Feeding Horses With Endocrine Disorders

March 28, 2017

Nutritional management revolves around weight loss and low-sugar and -starch diets. ... Read More

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Choosing Hay for a Yearling Horse

March 27, 2017

Our nutrition expert considers grain hays, grass hay, and alfalfa for feeding growing horses.... Read More

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Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

March 27, 2017

Performance horses need customized diets to meet their energy requirements, as hay alone likely won't suffice.... Read More

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Tips for Producing High-Quality Alfalfa Hay for Horses

March 27, 2017

When harvested correctly, alfalfa is a high-quality source of protein and calcium for horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Victoria Taylor

March 26, 2017

Taylor is studying how Kentucky 31 tall fescue and a novel endophyte tall fescue affect nonpregnant and pregnant mares.... Read More

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UK to Host Second Equine Nutrition Short Course

March 25, 2017

Presentation topics include feeding through a horse's life cycle, evaluating body condition, nutrition myths, and more.... Read More

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New Perspectives on Foal Nutrition

March 25, 2017

Dr. Laurie Lawrence shares results of studies on mare milk composition and foals' GI microbial colonization.... Read More

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Broodmares' Nutritional Needs During Late Gestation

March 24, 2017

A pregnant mare should maintain a healthy weight to support both the fetus' and her own calorie needs.... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

March 24, 2017

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as the body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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Older Creature Comforts

March 23, 2017

I'm concerned about my senior horse's mental happiness. How can I keep him comfortable and happy?... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

March 22, 2017

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

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4 Misconceptions About Alfalfa

March 21, 2017

Does alfalfa cause kidney or respiratory problems or make horses hyper? Specialists shed light on these myths and more.... Read More

Commentary

What is a Nutraceutical?

March 20, 2017

Are you confused about nutraceuticals in your horse's diet? Learn more from our equine nutrition expert.... Read More