Recent News for Nutrition

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Determining Horses' Body Weight and Ideal Condition

August 12, 2015

To determine your horse's nutrient needs, you need to calculate his body weight and condition. Here's how.... Read More

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Sugar and Hyper Horses

August 12, 2015

Can consuming a high-sugar diet cause a horse to behave in an anxious or hyperactive way?... Read More

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Four Tips to Help Your Horse Beat the Summer Heat

August 10, 2015

From providing water and electrolytes to monitoring the temperatures and riding accordingly, remember these top tips.... Read More

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Alternative Fiber Sources for Horses

August 09, 2015

Hay cubes, complete feeds, and forage byproducts can help horse owners stretch their hay supply if needed.... Read More

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How Common are Dental Abnormalities in Horses?

August 09, 2015

Researchers found that 59.2% of horses aged 11 to 15 had hooks, 30.8% had wave mouth, and 26.7% had periodontal pockets.... Read More

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Life-Threatening Fumonisins in Horses

August 08, 2015

Fumonisins are dangerous mycotoxins sometimes found in feed. Here's what to watch for and how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Controlling Burrowing Rodents in Pastures

August 07, 2015

Find out how to prevent groundhogs, voles, and other pests from leaving horse-limb-sized holes in your pastures.... Read More

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Deciphering Your Feed Tag, Part 1: Young and Growing Horses

August 03, 2015

The information on your youngster's feed tag is designed to help you make important feeding decisions.... Read More

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Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests

July 31, 2015

From vaccinating against disease to storing feed properly, learn how to protect your horses from pests.... Read More

A horse competing in the Endurance World Championship appreciates a long, cool sip of water during the race.

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Drought, Temperature, Fires Challenge Tevis Water Supply

July 30, 2015

Organizers and volunteers are working to ensure an adequate water supply for participants in the 100-mile ride.... Read More

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Nutrition for Optimum Equine Performance

July 28, 2015

Feeding a balanced diet and ensuring nutrient replacement after exercise are imperative to keep horses performing well.... Read More

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Skinny Horse Help

July 27, 2015

Learn how to determine if your horse is underweight and what feeding options are available for hard keepers.... Read More

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Slobbers in Horses

July 25, 2015

Slobbers often results from horses ingesting a compound (slaframine) produced by a fungus on legumes such as clover.... Read More

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UK Strongly Represented at the ESS Symposium

July 24, 2015

The symposium featured research on equine nutrition, exercise physiology, reproduction, management, and more.... Read More

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Advanced Grazing School to Focus on Warm-Season Annuals

July 24, 2015

The topics on the agenda are related to pasture renovation and establishment and summer and fall grazing options. ... Read More

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Rutgers Announces Equine Pasture Walk Workshop

July 20, 2015

Rutgers pasture experts will discuss grazing research comparing continuous and rotational grazing systems and more.... Read More

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Are Plant-Based Horse Vaccines on the Horizon?

July 19, 2015

Horses might someday be able to consume plant-based products designed to prevent and fight infections, researchers say.... Read More

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Starch in Horse Diets

July 18, 2015

Although it can be damaging if fed improperly, starch is an important part of a horses' diets. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Keep Horses, Livestock Away From Creeping Indigo

July 16, 2015

The plant was introduced into Florida in 1925 as a potential forage source but was found to be toxic to horses.... Read More

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Feeding Foals

July 13, 2015

A foal's diet during the first year impacts his musculoskeletal health and future athletic performance.... Read More

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Your Horse Ate What?

July 12, 2015

Readers share some of the strange things that their horse have consumed.... Read More

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Building a Horse Property From the Ground Up

July 10, 2015

Here's how to design your dream equestrian setup--in this case, on a small acreage.... Read More

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Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 09, 2015

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Electrolytes for Horses

July 07, 2015

Of the 804 respondents, 429 said they give their horses electrolytes year-round, after hard work, or during the summer.... Read More

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Too Much Pasture can Lead to Laminitis

July 07, 2015

Manage pastures and horses' grazing times carefully to help reduce the risk of laminitis, a painful hoof condition.... Read More