Recent News for Nutrition

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Poll Recap: Lush Spring Pastures

February 18, 2014

Of the 991 respondents, 26% said they'd reduce their horses' turnout time to reduce spring pasture intake.... Read More

Old horses often become unthrifty, meaning they are harder to keep weight on. Dental problems and endocrine disorders, as well as an aging digestive tract, are all possible causes of weight loss.

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Feeding the Finicky Horse

February 17, 2014

Health conditions, management changes, and palate preferences can affect a horse's appetite. ... Read More

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Cold-Weather Horse Care: Tips to Remember

February 16, 2014

Some areas are bracing for more winter weather. Here are a few cold-weather horse care tips to remember. ... Read More

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Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

February 11, 2014

Obesity is a serious health condition, but many owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is.... Read More

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Free-Feeding a Large Group of Horses

February 10, 2014

Does feeding a large amount of hay to a group of horses on winter pasture affect their digestion and health?... Read More

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Considerations for Managing Emaciated Horses

February 05, 2014

Body condition affects a horse's health status. Learn about specific health concerns for emaciated horses.... Read More

The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers is gastroscopy--viewing the horse's stomach through a tube passed through his nostril, as Dr. Bill Hay, Dr. Michelle Garrison, and Eanna Hosick are shown doing here with their patient, Norman.

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Got Ulcers?

February 01, 2014

Learn about gastric ulcers and how to treat them and decrease their likelihood of causing your horse distress.... Read More

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Readers Share Winter Horse Care Tips

January 31, 2014

Horse owners from across the country share their winter horse care tips. ... Read More

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Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2013

January 31, 2014

Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, shares her picks for the top equine medicine studies of 2013.... Read More

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome: What We Know, Where We're Headed

January 30, 2014

Vets have made great strides in EMS diagnosis and management, but there's still much work to be done.... Read More

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Formulating Equine Diets

January 28, 2014

From forage to concentrates, here's what to consider when building an equine diet.... Read More

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10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

January 27, 2014

Review these cold-weather horse care articles to help you keep your horses happy and healthy this winter.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Eastern Poison Ivy

January 25, 2014

Horses are not sensitive to poison ivy, but can transfer the irritating urushiol oil to humans.... Read More

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Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2014

Bitter cold temperatures are sweeping the nation. Here are some tips for managing horses during cold weather.... Read More

The Budweiser Clydesdales, which number 170, require custom care.

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Keeping the Big Guys Healthy

January 20, 2014

Caring for draft horses involves both physiological and logistical challenges. ... Read More

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Digestion in the Horse

January 18, 2014

Understanding the horse's digestion process can help you better manage factors that could cause colic.... Read More

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Types of Horse Feeds

January 17, 2014

Not sure what options you have for feeding your horse? Here's a guide to feeds often found in equine diets.... Read More

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Excessive Cobalt Levels Detected in Meadowlands Racehorses

January 16, 2014

The cobalt was presumably used as a performance-enhancing substance, a statement said. ... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

January 15, 2014

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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Rehabilitating Horses with Obesity-Associated Laminitis

January 11, 2014

Tailored hoof care and husbandry practices could help affected horses return to health.... Read More

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Five Tips to Keep Horses Healthier this Winter

January 09, 2014

Get tips from a veterinarian on keeping horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More

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Anatomy of the Equine Intestinal Tract

January 08, 2014

The equine intestinal tract can be divided into large sections based on its overall function.... Read More

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Feeder Facts

January 06, 2014

Brush up on your hay feeder knowledge with these 10 research-based tidbits. ... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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University of Wisconsin to Host Equine Nutrition Seminar

January 04, 2014

Presentation topics will include body condition scoring, feeding Cushingoid horses, hay, and more.... Read More