Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Horse Weight Management FAQs

November 05, 2016

There's lots to consider when managing a horse's weight. An equine nutritionist answers some common questions.... Read More

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Six Signs of Good-Quality Horse Hay

November 04, 2016

Use these six helpful tips when evaluating and choosing hay for your horse.... Read More

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Behavior Contest Winner: An Obsessive Licker

November 02, 2016

Our "Why Does My Horse Do That?" winner wants to know why her mare's buddy licks the mare after meals.... Read More

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Processed Horse Feeds: A Balance of Pros and Cons

October 31, 2016

Human nutritionists encourage eating whole foods and avoiding processed ones. Does the same logic apply to our horses?... Read More

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Keeping Horses Safe from Toxic Plants

October 29, 2016

Ensure your pastures are clear of plants that can be toxic to horses.... Read More

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The Grass Guides: Timothy

October 29, 2016

Timothy is a perennial grass that can survive harsh winters and wet soils better than most cool-season grasses.... Read More

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Winter Horse Pasture and Paddock Management

October 28, 2016

Protecting your horse's turnout now can help ensure green pastures later.... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 27, 2016

Don't wait for the first snowflakes to prepare your horse property for the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Horses for Cold Weather

October 25, 2016

Use these 10 veterinarian-approved tips for keeping your horse healthy and comfortable as winter approaches.... Read More

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

October 24, 2016

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... Read More

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The Equine Digestive System

October 22, 2016

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

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

October 19, 2016

Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More

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Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

October 17, 2016

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More

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Managing Small Horse Pastures

October 17, 2016

Proper management of pastures on small acreage can mean better grazing for your horses and reduced hay costs.... Read More

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Year by Year, Tooth by Tooth

October 10, 2016

Many elements must remain within a normal range for a horse's mouth to stay healthy.... Read More

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Increasing Chew Time for Hay Cubes and Pellets

October 10, 2016

Horses can consume hay pellets or cubes rapidly. How can we slow them down to increase their time spent chewing?... Read More

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Planning Hay Purchases

October 10, 2016

Learn how to plan forage purchases with this practical guide to hay cuttings, types, and quality.... Read More

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Research Sheds New Light on Laminitis Risk Factors

October 04, 2016

Being able to identify horses at increased risk of developing laminitis is key to reducing its incidence.... Read More

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Pros and Cons of Feeding Horses Beet Pulp

October 03, 2016

An equine nutritionist answers common questions about beet pulp. ... Read More

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Feeding Foals

October 03, 2016

A foal's diet is critical to development, disease prevention, and more. Here's how to feed foals through weaning.... Read More

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Breaking Down Body Condition

October 03, 2016

Assess your horse's body condition regularly so you can adjust his diet accordingly and identify potential problems.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

October 01, 2016

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More

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Protecting Your Horse From Poisonous Fall Leaves

September 26, 2016

Is it okay for my horse to eat leaves that have fallen from trees in his pasture?... Read More

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The Grass Guide: Orchardgrass

September 24, 2016

Orchardgrass is a cool-season perennial and a desirable hay and pasture grass for horses.... Read More

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Healthy Horse App Features More Horse Types, Uses

September 23, 2016

The smartphone app is designed to help owners better manage their horses' weights.... Read More