Recent News for Nutrition

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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

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2014 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 25, 2013

The events will feature lectures on university programs, equine reproduction, and horse management issues. ... Read More

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Sorting Through Supplements

October 24, 2013

Tips to help owners make well-informed decisions when purchasing equine supplements. ... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 23, 2013

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More

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Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More

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Supplementing Horse Diets with Omega Fatty Acids

October 18, 2013

Horses need a balance of both omega-3 and -6 fatty acids for optimal health and performance. ... Read More

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Safety and Horse Snacks

October 17, 2013

Before you run out and pick up a bag, let's have a look at the various ingredients used to make treats.... Read More

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A Better Weigh

October 11, 2013

Learn how to use the body condition score system to classify horses' body conditions.... Read More

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Water: The Most Important Nutrient for Horses

October 06, 2013

As winter approaches, remember that horses require access to clean water at an appropriate temperature. ... Read More

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Nutrition's Role in Enhancing Aging Horses' Immunity

October 05, 2013

Researchers working to identify nutritional intervention regimens to improve immune function in old horses.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horse Waste, Feed Management Practices

October 03, 2013

Researchers studied whether horse farms use best management practices to reduce environmental contamination.... Read More

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Omega Fatty Acids: What Do They Do for Horses?

September 30, 2013

Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids must be obtained in sufficient amounts from the diet.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Bitter Sneezeweed

September 28, 2013

This plant contains toxins that can cause digestive issues, appetite loss, and neurologic problems in horses.... Read More

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Does Feeding Hay Before Grain Reduce Cribbing?

September 19, 2013

Feeding hay before grains appeared to reduce the intensity of cribbing episodes in a recent study.... Read More

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Amino Acid Requirements for Horses

September 18, 2013

Learn about the 21 different amino acids your horse needs to build proteins in his body.... Read More

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Adequan Slowly Returning to Market

September 17, 2013

While Adequan IM has slowly begun returning to the market, the drug will remain in short supply for a time.... Read More

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Encouraging Horses to Drink

September 16, 2013

How can I encourage my horse to drink? ... Read More

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Mycotoxin Zearalenone's Effects on Mare Fertility

August 28, 2013

Researchers are working to better understand this potentially toxic substance that can lurk in feed.... Read More

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Is Your Horse Too Fat? There's an App for That

August 22, 2013

Knowing the weight of a horse can help owners better determine their animal's nutritional needs. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Supplement Seal of Approval

August 20, 2013

Of the 396 voters, 61 (15%) indicated they seek the NASC seal and wouldn't purchase a supplement without it.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Sandburs

August 20, 2013

Though not toxic, burs found on the plants can cause mechanical damage if horses consume them. ... Read More

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Performance Horse Nutrition Subject of Sept. KENA Meeting

August 18, 2013

Laurie Lawrence, PhD, will present "Selecting The Best Nutrition For Your Performance Horse."... Read More

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Poll Recap: Joint Injections

August 13, 2013

Of the 703 voters, 484 (69%) indicated they never have their horses' joints injected... Read More

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Box Elder Tree Seeds Linked to Seasonal Pasture Myopathy

August 09, 2013

Researchers weed out the causes of deadly seasonal pasture myopathy and atypical myopathy in horses.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Stress' Impact on Equine Gene Activation

August 07, 2013

Chronic stress could lead to an increased susceptibility to disease due to the activation of certain genes.... Read More