Recent News for Nutrition

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

December 05, 2013

A horse require specific nutrients that must be considered when developing his feeding program. ... Read More

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Drug to Treat Equine Joint Dysfunction Gains FDA Approval

December 03, 2013

The drug is designed to treat joint dysfunction in horses associated with equine osteoarthritis.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Mature, Healthy Hard Keepers

December 03, 2013

Does your otherwise healthy horse have trouble keeping pounds on? Here are five tips for feeding hard keepers.... Read More

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Feeding a Senior Hinny

December 02, 2013

My 30-year-old hinny is losing weight. How can I help him regain his weight without causing him harm?... Read More

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Horses' Maintenance Energy Requirements Reviewed

December 01, 2013

Is your horse consuming enough calories? Learn how to calculate your horse's maintenance energy requirements.... Read More

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Types of Carbohydrates in Horse Feed Diets

November 29, 2013

Confused about carbs? Get the low-down on some common carbohydrates found in horse feeds.... Read More

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Drinking Water Temperature

November 28, 2013

Why might our horses drink from an ice cold creek or tank rather than from the heated water buckets?... Read More

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Alltech to Host Lecture on DHA and Stallion Reproduction

November 27, 2013

Edward Squires, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT (hon.), will deliver the lecture.... Read More

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Endocrine Disease and Laminitis in Broodmares

November 24, 2013

Endocrine changes associated with pregnancy might increase a broodmare's risk of developing laminitis.... Read More

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Lessons in Agriculture from the Land Down Under

November 22, 2013

Kentucky-based professionals visited Australia to observe the country's agricultural practices.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Perilla Mint

November 21, 2013

Perilla mint is toxic to horses and the greatest risk of consumption is in late summer or early fall. ... Read More

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The Equine Digestive System

November 20, 2013

Here's what you need to know about how your horse's body digests the food he consumes.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Hay Stores

November 19, 2013

Of the 748 voters, 257 (34%) said they order and store more than 6 tons of hay for the winter.... Read More

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Fescue Sample Handling, Storage can Affect Analysis Results

November 19, 2013

Much of Kentucky's pastures contain fescue, which can be dangerous for grazing animals, including horses.... Read More

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Obsessed with Salt

November 18, 2013

My filly is obsessively licking and biting her salt block. Is it possible for her to eat too much salt?... Read More

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The Energy Content of Horse Feeds

November 12, 2013

Weight management requires an understanding of energy. As it relates to nutrition, energy refers to calories.... Read More

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Are All Obese Horses At Risk for EMS Development? Maybe Not

November 12, 2013

One researcher says it's unlikely that every obese horse is at risk of developing EMS and laminitis.... Read More

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Using Hay Replacers for Horses

November 10, 2013

Hay replacers can be extremely useful, but they come with some guidelines to keep horses happy and healthy.... Read More

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Horse Body Weight, Age Important Laminitis Risk Factors

November 10, 2013

The risk factors associated with laminitis are many. But which are most important for owners to watch for?... Read More

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Acorns Could be to Blame for French Horses' Deaths

November 07, 2013

At least 10 horses died after consuming acorns, according to a treating veterinarian. ... Read More

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Determining Horses' Body Weight and Ideal Condition

November 04, 2013

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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Rutgers Presents Event Featuring Dr. Ray Geor

October 29, 2013

Geor's lecture will focus on obesity, insulin resistance, and how these conditions relate to laminitis. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hay Feeder Options

October 29, 2013

Of the 1,473 voters, 684 (46%) said that they feed their horses hay on the ground or do not use a hay feeder. ... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 28, 2013

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Researchers Explore Microbes to Benefit Animal, Human Health

October 26, 2013

Researchers are exploring animal microbiome to benefit both animals--including horses--and humans.... Read More