Recent News for Nutrition
August 25, 2009
The Equine Science Society Symposium (ESS) is a gathering place for researchers involved in all aspects of equine health and well-being. For more than two decades, Kentucky Equine Research (KER) has presented findings from its nutrition and exercis... Read More
August 24, 2009
Fall nitrogen application has long been promoted within the turfgrass industry to improve stand density. Researchers conducted a field study on four well-managed horse farm pastures in the Central Bluegrass region of Kentucky from September 2006... Read More
August 16, 2009
A dietary nutraceutical composed of mussel, shark cartilage, abalone, and Biota orientalis lipid extract (trade name Epiitalis), reduced inflammatory responses similar to those experienced by a horse with arthritis, researchers reported in a ... Read More
August 14, 2009
Known to withstand drought and high traffic, tall fescue is common forage in the southeastern United States. However, these resistant properties are partly associated with an endophytic fungus that infects the tall fescue plant. While the... Read More
August 13, 2009
Cart horses, mules, and donkeys working in the Moroccan city of Marrakech are now able to stay hydrated throughout their hot days on the job, thanks to the donation of nine water troughs by the Society for the Protection of Animals... Read More
August 11, 2009
As bales of hay roll in from the fields on the back of farmers' wagons, it's again time to start staking your claim so that your hayloft remains full over the coming winter months. Here are some tips to help you select hay for your horses.... Read More
August 10, 2009
Not only can Thoroughbreds provide hours of entertainment for racing enthusiasts, they could also play an invaluable role in understanding obesity and Type 2 diabetes in humans, reports a group of Irish researchers.
"Over the past 400... Read More
August 10, 2009
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August 09, 2009
Spiny pigweed/Spiny amaranth
Scientific name: Amaranthus spinosus L.
Life Cycle: Warm season annul
Origin: Tropical America
Spiny pigweed is distributed widely across the United States and grows most... Read More
August 08, 2009
At the beginning of August, the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) received several calls regarding the presence of mushrooms in pastures around eastern Kentucky. Callers were concerned about whether it presented... Read More
August 06, 2009
A horse died and its owner fell unconscious within seconds of falling into decomposing green seaweed along the northern coast of Brittany, France, last week, according to several sources.
Vincent Petit, DVM, PhD, said he was hand-leading... Read More
August 05, 2009
An American Saddlebred show horse in critical condition after ingesting unknown quantities of oleander leaves is recovering and will be released from the hospital later this week, according to the veterinarian supervising its... Read More
August 04, 2009
This is the 2009 Statement on Genetic Defects released by the American Association of Equine Practitioners. It was approved in July 2009.
Congenital defects include all... Read More
August 02, 2009
In California, a San Diego County ranch owner says 23 show horses have been poisoned by someone who fed them highly toxic oleander leaves.
Debbie Tomin, owner of Rockridge Farm in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., says three horses are seriously... Read More
August 02, 2009
Debbie Tomin, co-owner with her husband, Bill, of Rockridge Farm in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., told TheHorse.com late Sunday morning that "23 horses were fed the poisonous concoction (of apples, carrots, and oleander leaves).
"All the one... Read More
August 01, 2009
Have you noticed or had owners comment on the change in a horse's personality after a rattlesnake bite? My mar... Read More
August 01, 2009
If the horse's gastrointestinal (GI) tract were a highway, no self-respecting engineer would take credit for its design. Take a trip along the highway of the equine GI tract to learn more about how your horse digests his food.... Read More
July 31, 2009
Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce 35 new companion animal studies available for sponsorship.
MAF will fund more than 200 new, continuing, and veterinary student scholar studies in 2009-2010. These studies are availabl... Read More
July 29, 2009
Developmental orthopedic disease can rob a young horse of his future as a sound athlete. ... Read More
July 24, 2009
Experienced agricultural producers in the southern Great Plains know that low wind speeds, high humidity, moist hay, and hot temperatures can be a recipe for disaster. Under such a set of circumstances, tightly stacked hay bales have been... Read More
July 24, 2009
Horse owners can learn more about weed control in horse pastures from a new fact sheet published by University of Minnesota horse extension specialists.
The new publication,
July 23, 2009
Texas' worst drought in 50 years has burnt up pasture and raised the price of hay, leaving horse rescues to cope with an increase in abandonment and neglect cases as owners struggle to feed their horses.
"The cost of hay is going up, if you... Read More
July 21, 2009
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising horse owners to discard feed purchased at a Florence, Ky., feed store because it could be contaminated. The agency issued the advisory on Monday when U.S. Marshals seized $24,00... Read More
July 20, 2009
U.S. marshals have seized horse and livestock feed stored under "filthy" conditions at the Bi-County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association Inc. in Florence, Ky., according to a statement released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Bi-Count... Read More
July 18, 2009
More than 1,600 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What types of salt block do your horses use?"