Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Holiday Horses, Ponies Require Time, Financial Commitments

December 01, 2012

Parents need to be aware of equine ownership commitment and cost before granting a child's wish.... Read More

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Pre- and Probiotics for Horses

November 26, 2012

Providing pre- and probiotics, coupled with proper nutrition, can have positive effects on horses' health.... Read More

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Winter Horse Care Tips for Owners

November 23, 2012

Horses can live outside in comfort year round with a few amenities provided by their owners.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Horses in Winter to Avoid Colic

November 21, 2012

Making diet changes slowly, ensuring water intake, and keeping horses moving can help reduce colic risk.... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Webinar Series Announced

November 10, 2012

This fall, Rutgers will host two webinars on "Demystifying Forage Feeding."... Read More

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Could Endophyte-Infected Fescue Cause Lameness in Horses?

November 06, 2012

Researchers observed noticeable lameness in horses consuming high levels of endophyte-infected seeds and hay.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Unintentional Weight Loss in Horses

October 23, 2012

Researchers pinpointed a definitive cause of weight loss in 60% of evaluated cases.... Read More

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Fluoridated Water and Horses

October 14, 2012

Studies are needed to determine safe limits of fluoride in feed and water for horses.... Read More

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Horses' Voluntary Intake of Four Hay Types

October 10, 2012

Horses showed a clear preference for alfalfa compared to the other types of hay offered.... Read More

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Study Examines Most 'Physically Effective Fiber' for Horses

October 06, 2012

Forage-only diets provide horses with more physically effective fiber than hay-and-concentrate diets.... Read More

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Hands-on Events, Veterinary Talks at UC Davis Horse Day 2012

October 04, 2012

Discussion topics will include nutrition, emergency care, dentistry, shoeing, genetics, and body conditioning.... Read More

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Effect of Restricted Grazing on Hindgut pH and Fluid Balance

October 03, 2012

Restricted pasture access does not have negative effects on hindgut fermentation or fluid balance.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Daniel Hestad

September 29, 2012

Hestad studied how endophyte-infected tall fescue seed ingestion would affect nonpregnant mares.
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Study Evaluates Equine Fecal pH during Abrupt Feed Changes

September 24, 2012

No significant fecal pH decrease occurred, but it's important to change equine feed gradually, researchers say.... Read More

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Omega Basics: Easy as 1, 2, 3

September 08, 2012

Fats increase energy density of diets and are necessary to metabolize fat-soluble vitamins.... Read More

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Antioxidant Status in Three-Day Eventing Horses Studied

September 07, 2012

A recent study shows that antioxidant levels appear to be challenged during the competition.... Read More

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Penn State Equine Grazing School, Sept. 22

September 01, 2012

The grazing school will take place on Sept. 22 and will cover a variety of pasture and forage related topics.... Read More

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Grazing on Lawn Grass

September 01, 2012

We intend to bring our mare home where most of the pasture was our lawn. We've never used chemicals but I am n... Read More

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Keys to Consider when Feeding Broodmares

August 29, 2012

Understanding broodmares' nutrient requirements can make developing a feeding program a less daunting task.... Read More

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Underweight Horses: Surveillance, Management Considerations

August 27, 2012

Low body weight in horses can trace to many issues, including dental problems and chronic disease.... Read More

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Fall Pasture Management Following a Drought

August 26, 2012

Here are some practical steps that can be taken on cool-season grass pastures to help them recover for fall.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Wild Carrot

August 25, 2012

Mild neurotoxicity to horses was reported in Europe but is not considered a serious threat in North America.... Read More

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Watch Drought-Stressed Pastures for Fall Armyworms

August 23, 2012

While fall armyworm is a pest of cattle and horse pastures, it should not affect horses.... Read More

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Nutrition for Rehabilitating the Starved Horse

August 21, 2012

UC Davis researchers found that high-quality alfalfa hay is most effective for rehabilitating a starved horse.... Read More

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Equine Electrolytes, Exercise, and the Heat

August 21, 2012

Always ensure horses are consuming their baseline sodium, potassium, and chloride requirements each day.... Read More