Recent News for Nutrition

Dehydration can cause serious problems for horses, including colic, so make sure his water doesn’t turn to ice during subfreezing temperatures. Installing heated and insulated fountains can reduce the time it takes to complete winter barn chores and ensure your horse has around-the-clock water access.

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Water Access in Winter

December 05, 2015

Horses need access to fresh and unfrozen water during the winter months. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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How Do You Handle Colic?

December 04, 2015

Study results suggest that owners' responses to colic signs vary considerably based on their knowledge and experience.... Read More

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Conference to Cover Feeding Performance Horses

December 03, 2015

Speakers will discuss different aspects of feeding high-performance horses March 24 in Hunt Valley, Maryland.... Read More

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Why is My Horse's Manure Runny?

November 30, 2015

Nutrition changes, high-carb diets, and more: Discover the nutritional factors that can cause loose stool in horses.... Read More

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Winter Worries: Plan Ahead for Common Cold-Weather Problems

November 30, 2015

Take steps to help ensure your horse has everything he needs to stay healthy and happy when the weather changes.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: ChanHee Mok

November 29, 2015

Mok's research suggests that threonine might not be a limiting amino acid in mature horses fed a typical diet.... Read More

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Are Dietary Fibrolytic Enzymes Helpful for Horses?

November 29, 2015

Adding supplementary fibrolytic enzymes to horses' diets could help maximize digestibility and nutrient utilization.... Read More

Kentucky Bluegrass is a low-growing, sod-forming cool season grass.

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The Grass Guide: Kentucky Bluegrass

November 28, 2015

This forage is well-adapted to the cool, humid growing conditions of Kentucky and much of the northern United States.... Read More

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Tips on Caring for Senior Horses During Winter

November 25, 2015

From managing joint health to nutrition and dental issues, learn how to help your old horse conquer the cold.... Read More

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Weight Gain for Older Horses

November 25, 2015

My 25-year-old Thoroughbred has had trouble keeping weight on after a stroke. How can I help him? ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Readers Share Their Top Nutrition Sources

November 24, 2015

Of the 457 poll respondents, 139 (30%) said they go to their equine veterinarian first for nutritional information. ... Read More

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Tips for Feeding Horses in a Group

November 23, 2015

Does your herd leader get too much to eat while the low man doesn't get enough? Here's our expert's advice.... Read More

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Do Current EMS Treatments Work?

November 23, 2015

Current treatment options can be successful but only with sufficient veterinary support and advice, researchers found.... Read More

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Fall Wellness Exams for Horses

November 22, 2015

Consider having your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse before winter arrives.... Read More

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Digesting Different Hay Forms

November 20, 2015

Bales aren't the only hay option. Here's some information about different hay forms horse owners can consider.... Read More

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CHS Inc. Recalls Feed Due to Excessive Copper Content

November 18, 2015

The recall includes lots of Kountry Buffet 14% Text and Provider 15% Pellet, both for cattle, horses, goats, and sheep.... Read More

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Douglas to Discuss Equine Colic During Free Lecture

November 17, 2015

Hope Douglas, VMD, will discuss types of colic, as well as evaluation and treatment both in the field and in a hospital.... Read More

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When Do Horses Need Vitamin E?

November 16, 2015

Learn about this important piece of the equine nutrition puzzle. Is your horse getting enough?... Read More

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Equine Nutrition Tips for the New Year

November 15, 2015

Work with your veterinarian or equine nutritionist to ensure your horse's diet is balanced heading into the new year.... Read More

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The Uterine Environment's Impact on Foal Metabolism

November 14, 2015

Researchers say the uterine environment can significantly impact a foal's future bone health, metabolism, and more.... Read More

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Planning Hay Purchases

November 13, 2015

Learn how to plan forage purchases with this practical guide to hay cuttings, types, and quality.... Read More

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What to Expect After Colic Surgery

November 13, 2015

Equally as important as knowing if you'd send a horse to surgery is understanding what to prepare for once he's home.... Read More

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Top Tweets from the World Horse Welfare Conference

November 11, 2015

Take-homes on racehorse welfare, obseity, euthanasia, horse keeping and training, and more.... Read More

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Nutrition and the Equine Topline

November 09, 2015

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More

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What's Lurking in Your Forage?

November 09, 2015

From toxins and molds to opossum droppings and animal carcasses, forage can contain a variety of harmful contaminants.... Read More