Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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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

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Earlier Pasture Growth in 2012: Implications for Tall Fescue

February 24, 2012

In Kentucky and surrounding states, winter has been abnormally mild; pastures will likely "green up" earlier.... Read More

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Mild Winter Impacts Weed Emergence

February 23, 2012

The mild winter weather and excellent soil moisture have resulted in rapid growth of many cool-season weeds ... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Yew, Taxus

February 22, 2012

Taxus species, frequently called "yew" are used as ornamentals in much of the eastern U.S. and Canada. ... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2011 (AAEP 2011)

February 15, 2012

A wrap-up of the most important, interesting, or applicable studies to equine medicine from Dr. Steve Reed.... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Going Green: Are Equine Diets Environmentally Friendly?

February 14, 2012

Researchers recently determined which forage-based diet is healthiest for both the horse and the environment.... Read More

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Equine Metabolism

February 01, 2012

The horse's metabolic processes provide the body with the fuels it needs to sustain itself.... Read More

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Equine Supplements and Nutritional Requirements (AAEP 2011)

January 31, 2012

If a horse eats an adequate diet there might be no need for supplementation without a specific deficiency.... Read More

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Feeding Starved or Malnourished Horses

January 30, 2012

Overfeeding these horses can cause them more harm than good. The best initial feed is often good-quality hay.... Read More

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Texans Ponder Drought's Long-Term Equine Impact

January 30, 2012

Some rescue operators are making hard management choices as feed, hay, and other resources become scarce.... Read More