Recent News for Nutrition

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Economics of Round Bale Feeders Examined

December 29, 2011

Several round-bale feeders are available, but how well do they prevent hay waste? And are they cost-effective?... Read More

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Atypical Myopathy: 100+ Cases Diagnosed Worldwide in 2011

December 29, 2011

France and Great Britain each logged 34 cases in 2011, while just four cases were diagnosed in North America.... Read More

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Monitoring and Preventing EPE on Endemic Farms (AAEP 2011)

December 27, 2011

Researchers are helping horse farms control and detect equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE).... Read More

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Winter Feed Changes: Use Caution when Adjusting Rations

December 22, 2011

Horses need more feed to replace energy loss brought about by harsh conditions as the temperature turn colder.... Read More

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Challenges in Hydrating and Balancing Equine Electrolytes

December 21, 2011

Horses do not have the same drive to drink while competing as humans, one researcher explained.... Read More

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Practical Tips for Managing Obese Horses and Ponies

December 18, 2011

The ideal way to manage an obese horse or pony is to prevent it from becoming obese in the first place.... Read More

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UK to Host Equine Showcase and Breeders' Short Course

December 17, 2011

The events will take place Jan 20-21, 2012 at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.... Read More

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Relative Feed Value of Hay

December 15, 2011

Good-quality hay is an important component of a horse's diet in the winter when fresh pasture is unavailable.... Read More

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Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding for Horses

December 10, 2011

A better equine feeding system will offer small amounts of grain and forage over many hours.... Read More

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Avoid Grazing Drought-Weakened Pastures Too Early

December 04, 2011

According to one pasture management specialist, drought-weakened pastures might not recover for several years.... Read More

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Soaking Hay: How Much Sugar is Actually Removed?

November 30, 2011

According to one team of researchers, WSC reduction varies depending on how long the hay is submerged.... Read More

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Nutritional Support for Equine Digestive Health

November 05, 2011

Balancing the digestive system is key to maintaining equine health by improving nutrient absorption.... Read More

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Botulism or Ticks Likely Caused Australian Horse Deaths

November 02, 2011

Botulism and scrub tick infestations both cause the progressive muscular paralysis seen in the deceased horses... Read More

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Bioniche Receives Regulatory Approval for Equine Supplement

October 30, 2011

Health Canada's Veterinary Drugs Directorate accepted the low molecular weight hyaluronate sodium product.... Read More

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UM Seeks Help in Seasonal Pasture Myopathy Research

October 28, 2011

Researchers are still working to fully understand this pasture-associated muscle disorder of unknown cause.... Read More

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Nutraceuticals to Enhance Stallion Fertility?

October 26, 2011

Research has shown that some dietary changes have a beneficial effect on semen quality and stallion fertility.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Henbit

October 20, 2011

Henbit and purple deadnettle are winter annual weeds of the same genus and are often confused with each other.... Read More

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Ergot Alkaloids' Effects on Colts and Stallions

October 18, 2011

Preliminary research showed that ergot alkaloids had minimal effects on stallions' and colts' fertility.... Read More

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Rattlesnake Bites in Horses: A Retrospective Review

October 16, 2011

Researchers noted a 9% mortality rate in horses bitten by rattlesnakes.... Read More

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Rutgers and NJAES Release Farm Management Videos

October 12, 2011

Topics covered include animal waste management, soil testing, and nutrient management on small farms.... Read More

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Green-Lipped Mussel Product Beneficial for Horses with OA

October 09, 2011

A green-lipped mussel-derived product could be useful for combating some signs of osteoarthritis in horses.... Read More

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Feral Horses' Effects on Pine Trees and Grasses

October 07, 2011

Researchers found that pine trees flourished in areas feral horses roamed while some grasses struggled .... Read More

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Extreme Weather Results in Lack of Forage for Horses

October 06, 2011

Extreme weather conditions are driving hay prices skyward and stretching owners' resources in a tough economy.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Are Stabled Horses at Increased Risk for Developing Colic?

September 27, 2011

Researchers found the frequency of intestinal contractions was lower in stabled horses than pastured horses.... Read More

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Risk Factors for Elimination During Endurance Rides Examined

September 21, 2011

Researchers examined which factors--such as lameness--prompt endurance horses' elimination from competition.... Read More