Recent News for Nutrition
November 16, 2008
The tag on every animal feed product is labeled with information required by the FDA, with ingredients listed in descending order of predominance--from most to least inclusion. "However, this is not always enforced and there is no guarantee that list... Read More
November 14, 2008
Plain shredded beet pulp, a source of digestible fiber for many horses, has been hard to come by this year for a number of East Coast horse owners. Some have wondered when supplies will replenish. While a temporary supply will be available soon,... Read More
November 13, 2008
Veterinarians are trying to determine the cause of an illness that has killed four horses in Fairview, N.C., since last Thursday.
Affected horses show a rapid deterioration in muscle condition. Other clinical signs include lethargy, shaking,... Read More
November 08, 2008
Horses are often fed diets that also contain high levels of grains and supplements to maximise growth or productivity. Katie Young, PhD, consulting equine nutritionist for Purina Mills, presented information on forage options for horses with commonly... Read More
November 01, 2008
Here are seven tips for selecting and feeding complete feeds.... Read More
October 31, 2008
At the Purina Equine Veterinary Conference, held Oct. 17-19 in St. Louis, Mo., Karen Davison, PhD, manager of Equine Technical Services for the Horse Business Group of Purina Mills discussed managing inflammation and oxidative stress in horses... Read More
October 27, 2008
Horses have varying protein requirements, depending on stage of life or performance level. Protein, the essential building block for new cellular growth, provides the amino acids necessary for maintaining all normal body functions in a... Read More
October 21, 2008
Wheat prices have plummeted from historic highs to their lowest levels in 16 months amid the turmoil in the credit markets and huge wheat crops worldwide, analysts say.
The sell-off of commodity futures contracts began in earnest in... Read More
October 21, 2008
More than 1,900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Have you purchased hay for the coming winter?"