Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Green Grass: Approach with Caution

June 26, 2013

Here are some points to consider before turning out horses in lush green pastures.... Read More

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Feed Choices Can Mean Cost Savings for Horse Owners

June 21, 2013

Feed choices are good places to start when trimming expenses without sacrificing the horses' care quality.... Read More

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Feed's Effect on Horses' Dehydration Response

June 17, 2013

A research team concluded that providing food without water can increase dehydration in horses.... Read More

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Monitor Horses Closely at Shows

June 16, 2013

Special attention to a horse's management and health program is a necessity during show season.... Read More

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Researchers Examining Weight Gain, Loss in Varying Breeds

June 14, 2013

New study results suggest that some horse and pony breeds tend to hold on to weight better than others.... Read More

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Hong Kong Racehorse Drug Positives Due to Contaminated Feed

June 13, 2013

Officials determined that zilpaterol found in tests from 12 racehorses originated from contaminated feed.... Read More

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Preventing Heat-Related Problems in Horses

June 07, 2013

Here are 10 tips--from keeping horses hydrated to limiting exercise--on preventing heat-related problems.... Read More

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Equine Gastrointestinal Health Reviewed

June 03, 2013

Horse owners can take simple steps to help keep their animals' GI systems functioning optimally.... Read More

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Maintaining Hydration in Horses: The Roles of Water and Salt

June 03, 2013

Learn how to quench your horse’s thirst to avoid potentially dangerous scenarios, such as severe dehydration.... Read More

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Daily Phosphorus Losses in Growing Horses Studied

June 02, 2013

Current feeding recommendations might be overestimating fecal inevitable phosphorus losses in growing horses.... Read More

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University of Maryland Extension to Hold Forage Workshop

June 01, 2013

Discussion topics will include techniques for evaluating hay, forage alternative options, and more.... Read More

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Understanding and Managing Equine Obesity

June 01, 2013

One equine nutritionist describes factors contributing to equine obesity and provides management tips.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Star-of-Bethlehem

May 26, 2013

Star-of-Bethlehem is a cool-season perennial of the lily family. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Mieke Brummer

May 25, 2013

Brummer’s research focused on selenium and how selenium status affects horses' antioxidant status. ... Read More

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New Tool Detects Effects of Endophytic Alkaloid Consumption

May 19, 2013

Researchers tested Doppler ultrasonography to detect vasoconstriction due to endophytic alkaloid consumption.... Read More

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Digestive Capacity in Weanling and Mature Horses Studied

May 15, 2013

Researchers compared the digestibility of a high-forage diet when fed to weanling versus mature horses.... Read More

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New Method for Scoring Sweat Losses in Horses Proposed

May 13, 2013

Researchers believe different sweating patterns can help estimate how much sweat horses lose during exercise.... Read More

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Selenium Status' Impact on Equine Antioxidant Factors

May 12, 2013

Researchers recently evaluated selenium status' impact on antioxidant factors in mature horses.... Read More

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Insulin Resistance and Iron Overload

April 23, 2013

How can you reduce iron overload in horses that already are insulin resistant and have foundered?... Read More

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CHRB Okays Purina Feeds Based on Investigation

April 04, 2013

Based on Purina's investigation, the CHRB says vendors can supply any product milled on and since March 27.... Read More

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33rd Annual Alfalfa Conference Recap

March 29, 2013

This year’s conference focused on hay production for the horse and other high-quality markets.... Read More

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CHRB Issues Warning About Purina Sweet Feed

March 25, 2013

The CHRB said it concluded some sweet feed products contain zilpaterol, a prohibited substance for racehorses.... Read More

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Differences in Urine

March 05, 2013

My two horses' urine output is very different in smell and color. What could be causing this?... Read More

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Endophyte-Infected Fescue Seeds' Effects on Equine Exercise Recovery

February 28, 2013

Researchers say endophyte-infected tall fescue seed consumption could negatively affect exercise recovery.... Read More

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Researchers Identify Link between Insulin Resistance, Iron Overload

February 26, 2013

Researchers speculate that elevated iron (ferritin) levels are a significant risk factor for IR onset.... Read More