Recent News for Nutrition

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Understanding 'PPM' on Horse Feed Labels

April 25, 2016

An equine nutritionist explains what "PPM" means on feed labels and how that translates to your horse's diet. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Melissa Siard

April 23, 2016

Siard is studying inflamm-aging in senior horses, polyphenols as anti-inflammatory treatments, and more.... Read More

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Inaugural UK Equine Nutrition Short Course to be Held May 14

April 22, 2016

The event is designed to teach owners how nutrition can affect their horses' health and longevity.... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Bahiagrass

April 22, 2016

Bahiagrass is a hardy grass species tolerant of drought and poorly drained soils of any type.... Read More

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Keep Horses Away From Creeping Indigo

April 20, 2016

What is creeping indigo and will it hurt my horse? ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Slow Feeders

April 19, 2016

More than half of the 929 poll respondents said they have used slow feed haynets for their horses. ... Read More

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Jury Awards Millions for Polo Pony Deaths

April 18, 2016

In 2009, 21 polo ponies died after receiving an improperly compounded selenium, vitamin B, and potassium product.... Read More

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

April 18, 2016

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More

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Do Elite Show Jumpers Get the Nutrition They Need?

April 18, 2016

Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips surveyed elite show jumper owners/managers about their horse's diets. Here's what she found.... Read More

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Remember: Lush Green Grass Could Be Harmful to Horses

April 17, 2016

Spring grass might be delicious for horses, but it can cause problems including laminitis and fescue toxicity. ... Read More

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Mesh Successful at Preventing Nephrosplenic Entrapment

April 17, 2016

None of the 26 study horses suffered nephrosplenic entrapment recurrence following surgery.... Read More

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Study: Not All Maple Species Contain Hypoglycin A

April 16, 2016

Hypoglycin A is the toxin behind the potentially deadly muscular disease atypical myopathy.... Read More

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Laminitis Survivors: Getting Back on Grass

April 13, 2016

Can a horse that's suffered a laminitic episode ever return to grazing pasture?... Read More

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Fluid Therapy: Are We Overdoing It?

April 12, 2016

Researchers found that many horses recovering from colic surgery probably don't require as much water as once thought.... Read More

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Senior Feeds: Not Just for Old Horses

April 12, 2016

Don't balk at the S-word on the feed label--it might be just what your adult horse needs. ... Read More

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Do Hoof Supplements Help?

April 11, 2016

Specific ingredients can help hoof quality, but maybe your horse's diet is missing more than that supplement can fix. ... Read More

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Moldy Hay: Bad for Horses, Bad for Humans

April 11, 2016

Certain strains of fungi found in moldy fodder can cause serious problems in both horses and handlers, scientists found.... Read More

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Managing Toxic Trees on Horse Farms

April 08, 2016

Some trees can kill horses, and horses can kill trees; ensure the equine-arbor relationship on your farm is positive.... Read More

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Mare Thyroid Condition Might be Linked to Foal Deaths

April 08, 2016

The rare condition--primary hypothyroidism--in mares could be behind a potentially deadly foal problem called CHDS.... Read More

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Nephrosplenic Entrapment Treatment, Recurrence, and Survival

April 04, 2016

Survival rates were high, and a surgical procedure could help prevent recurrence of this type of colic.... Read More

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Horse Hydration FAQs

April 04, 2016

We consulted two equine nutritionists to answer your burning questions about equine hydration.... Read More

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What's So Special About Lysine?

April 04, 2016

A nutritionist explains why horses need this amino acid in their diets and what happens if they don't consume enough.... Read More

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Get Foal Nutrition Right From the Start

March 31, 2016

Your foal needs proper nutrition to get a jump on a healthy life. Here are some tips on how to ensure he receives it.... Read More

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The Equine Liver in Health and Disease

March 29, 2016

The liver is a complex organ tasked with many vital functions that maintain and sustain a horse's health and life. ... Read More

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How To Feed Your Newly Adopted Mustang

March 28, 2016

Our equine nutrition expert (and past mustang owner!) offers advice about feeding easy-keeping mustangs.... Read More