Recent News for Nutrition

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Managing Pregnant Mares

October 13, 2015

How to feed, house and, yes, even exercise your mommy-to-be. ... Read More

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Chia or Flax: Which is Better for My Horse?

October 12, 2015

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

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Beet Pulp FAQs

October 12, 2015

Two equine nutritionists answer 11 common questions about feeding horses beet pulp. ... Read More

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Fall Forage Transition Tips for Horse Owners

October 09, 2015

Here's how to help your horse make the switch from pasture to hay as easy and healthy as possible.... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

October 08, 2015

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

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Researchers Review Impaction Colic Cases

October 08, 2015

Most impaction colics studied (53.4%) resolved without treatment or with simple medical therapy on the first visit.... Read More

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Equine Grass Sickness Shares Signs With Human Disease

October 06, 2015

Horses with grass sickness have similar signs of disease as people with Alzheimer's, a study has found.... Read More

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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

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Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

October 04, 2015

As temperatures drop, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... Read More

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Top Tips to Prepare Your Senior Horse for Winter

October 02, 2015

From monitoring his body condition to keeping his joints moving, here's how to get your old horse ready for winter.... Read More

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The Horse Launches Weekly Nutrition Q&A

October 01, 2015

Submit your questions now for our expert, independent equine nutrition consultant Clair Thunes, PhD.... Read More

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Manufacturer Recalls Potentially Contaminated Horse Feed

September 27, 2015

Western Milling voluntarily recalled horse feed that could be contaminated with monensin, which is toxic to horses.... Read More

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The Connection Between Moldy Hay and Heaves

September 27, 2015

Moldy hay can can contribute to several respiratory problems in horses, the most important of which is heaves. ... Read More

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FEI Clears Guerdat, Bichsel in Prohibited Substances Cases

September 27, 2015

The FEI determined that feed contaminated with poppy seeds was responsible for three horses' positive drug tests.... Read More

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Preventing Hay Fires

September 27, 2015

Here's what to monitor in order to keep your hay supply and the structures it's stored in safe.... Read More

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Fighting White Line Disease

September 26, 2015

Proper hoof care, diet, and environment are key to curbing this aggressive fungal infection. ... Read More

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

September 25, 2015

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

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UK Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Sarah Sivinski

September 25, 2015

Sivinski studied muscle metabolism of horses at various stages of life and at different feeding stages. ... Read More

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Amino Acids 101

September 24, 2015

Learn about the 21 amino acids that form proteins in your horse's body and why they're crucial to his health. ... Read More

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N.C. Officials Identify Blister-Beetle-Contaminated Alfalfa

September 21, 2015

Testing confirmed cantharidin in a single load of hay. The contamination has been linked to the deaths of six horses.... Read More

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Colic Basics: What You Should Know

September 18, 2015

Being prepared in advance can help horse owners handle this scary situation as well as possible.... Read More

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On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More

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Researchers Partner for Studies on Standardbreds

September 16, 2015

Rutgers and University of Minnesota researchers are studying genetic factors underlying musculoskeletal diseases.... Read More

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Toxic Weed Invading Florida Horse Pastures

September 16, 2015

Creeping indigo was once studied for its potential as a livestock feed, but can be deadly to horses. ... Read More

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N.C. Officials Stop Sale of Potentially Contaminated Alfalfa

September 15, 2015

Five horses that ate the alfalfa hay, which contained blister beetles, have died.... Read More