Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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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

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Weed of the Month: Buckhorn Plantain

February 24, 2013

Buckhorn plantain is widespread across North America and is a common plant in various pastures and turf.... Read More

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UK's Horse Pasture Evaluation Program Identifies Kentucky Pasture Trends

February 21, 2013

With almost 130 evaluations performed, the program has a large data set about Kentucky horse pastures.... Read More

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New Online Feed Resources Listing can Help Michigan Horse Owners

February 21, 2013

Due to the 2012 drought, some owners are having difficulties finding feed sources for their horses. ... Read More

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TRF Launches Fifth 'Haydrive' Campaign

February 16, 2013

The fifth annual "Haydrive" campaign will help fund hay costs for the TRF's 950 retired racehorses.... Read More

Tight junctions beneath the microvilli (microscopic cellular membrane protrusions, seen here as parallel lines) in the equine intestinal lining. A NC State team has noticed these spaces tend to become “leaky” in the damaged mucosal barrier, allowing more cells in—both good and bad—than necessary.

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Colic Researchers: Tight Junctions Crucial in Gut Function

February 01, 2013

A research team is examining how infectious disease and inflammation impact cells in the horse's gut.... Read More

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Central Kentucky County Agents Host Pastures Please! Workshop

January 26, 2013

This year's program will feature advice about minimizing the risk of laminitis in grazing horses and more.... Read More

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Using Mature Hay for Bedding: Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity

January 24, 2013

Ergovaline levels over 200 ppb (parts per billion) in mature hay can cause fescue toxicity in pregnant mares.... Read More

This image shows the species distribution from a single equine fecal sample; the large number of microflora illustrates the complexity of a horse's microbiome.

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Microbiomes: It's All About Balance

January 23, 2013

Veterinarians are starting to understand the complexity and diversity of equine microbiome.... Read More

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Managing Weeds in Kentucky Horse Pastures

January 21, 2013

A perusal of most Kentucky horse pastures will uncover about 20 plant species, many of which are weeds.... Read More

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Effects of Soaking on Protein, Mineral Loss in Hay

January 17, 2013

Soaking hay can cause protein and mineral loss, depending on the time submerged and water temperature.... Read More

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Link Identified between Tree Seed and Seasonal Pasture Myopathy

January 16, 2013

Seeds from box elder trees were consistently present in the autumn pastures of all horses studied.... Read More

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Equine Feed Oat Project Awards Inaugural Oat Research Grant

January 14, 2013

Laurie Lawrence, PhD, of the University of Kentucky will receive funding for a two-year research project.... Read More

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A Forage-Only Diet for Young Horses in Training Evaluated

January 11, 2013

Researchers found that high-energy forage diets provided adequate nutrition for young horses in training.... Read More

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Encouraging Cold Weather Water Consumption

January 08, 2013

Is it a good idea to add a little salt to your horses' diet in the winter to get them to drink more water?... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Videos of 2012

January 02, 2013

We've compiled a list of the 10 most popular videos of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

The staff at TheHorse.com tallied the most popular articles of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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Diet Restriction for Equine Weight Loss

December 29, 2012

Researchers found that dietary restriction to 1.25% of body mass can promote weight loss, to a certain extent.... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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Preventing Fall and Winter Colic

December 11, 2012

Paying attention to equine management can go a long way to decrease colic incidence.... Read More

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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