Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Pastured Horse Health, Nutrition Lecture Scheduled, June 21

June 10, 2012

Speakers will address several topics surrounding the nutritional and health needs of pastured horses.... Read More

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Customizing Senior Horse Diets

June 07, 2012

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition.... Read More

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Hindgut Microflora's Potential Role in Equine Obesity

June 04, 2012

Researchers now believe the microflora residing in the hindgut could contribute to equine obesity.... Read More

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World Horse Welfare Cautions Against Horses Overgrazing

June 02, 2012

Lots of rain means lots of grass. Keep your horse healthy and from overgrazing with these tips.... Read More

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Managing Equine Cushing's Disease

June 01, 2012

Certain feeding strategies can help your horse weather equine Cushing's disease.... Read More

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Similar but Different: Equine Cushing's Disease and EMS

June 01, 2012

Test for the common endocrine disorders Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome and treat accordingly.... Read More

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Kentucky Hay Yields Down

May 25, 2012

Lower yields are due to a variety of reasons and depend on the type of hay produced and the producer's loc... Read More

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Western Kentucky Equine Field Day Scheduled for June 5

May 23, 2012

The field day will take place June 5, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. CDT at Darling 888 Ranch, located in Princeton, Ky.... Read More

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Fourth Annual UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo Scheduled

May 23, 2012

UK's Ag Equine Programs will host an Equine Farm and Facilities Expo Thursday, May 31, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. EDT... Read More

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Selenium and Vitamin E to Alleviate Signs of Tying Up

May 20, 2012

Selenium and vitamin E work together to alleviate muscle damage and signs of tying up in horses.... Read More

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23 Cases of Atypical Myopathy Diagnosed in Spring 2012

May 15, 2012

Eighteen cases identified in France, four in Great Britain, and one in New Zealand.... Read More

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Possibility of Gluten Sensitivity in Horses Examined

May 09, 2012

Researchers found that some horses with inflammatory small bowel disease could have a gluten intolerance.... Read More

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Effects of Food Deprivation on Horses' Cardiac Function

May 04, 2012

Research finds withholding a horse's feed reduced heart rate and increased atrioventricular block frequency.... Read More

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Domestic Equids Can Still 'Chill' Like Their Ancestors

April 24, 2012

New research indicates horses can slow body processes to conserve energy when environmental factors dictate.... Read More

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Rejuvenating Winter Pastures Seminar Scheduled for April 19

April 12, 2012

Learn how pastures overworked and overgrazed during the winter can be revived into productive fields.... Read More

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Know How to Use A Stethoscope Before You Need It

April 12, 2012

A properly used stethoscope can help horse owners pick up on possible developing health problems.... Read More

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2012 KER Nutrition Conference Scheduled for May 17-18

April 09, 2012

The 18th Kentucky Equine Research (KER) Conference will be held May 17-18, 2012, at the Embassy Suites Hotel.... Read More

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Restricted Equine Diets and Wood Shaving Consumption

April 06, 2012

If caloric intake is reduced, horses might seek alternative food sources to fulfill natural feeding behavior.... Read More

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Equine Care, Management Focus of MSU Extension Lectures

April 05, 2012

Topics to be discussed include daily operation evaluations, pasture management, and manure management.... Read More

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New Insulin Resistance Test Method for Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 20, 2012

The new test correlated well with the conventional insulin-sensitivity test and it was repeatable.... Read More

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Equine Electrolyte Use and Gastric Emptying (AAEP 2011)

March 15, 2012

An effective electrolyte supplement replaces ion and water loss during exercise, one researcher said.... Read More

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Supportive Care for Foals with Pharyngeal Dysfunction

March 14, 2012

A recent study suggests that with supportive care affected foals can lead healthy and productive lives.... Read More

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Commentary: Considerations for the IR Horse

March 11, 2012

Eleanor Kellon, VMD, of Uckele Health & Nutrition, shares her thoughts on insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Nonstructural Carb Tolerance in Healthy Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 05, 2012

"A moderate intake of NSC (30% of total DE) is perfectly fine for non-obese normal horses," Pagan concluded.... Read More

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Weight Gain Challenges in Horses

March 01, 2012

I have a 24-year-old Quarter Horse mare that was diagnosed with navicular syn... Read More