Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Enteric Bacteria: Can Healthy Horses be Carriers?

July 11, 2011

Could a healthy horse in one's own backyard be a disease risk for other horses?... Read More

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Calcium and Phosphorus Ratios in Equine Diets

July 08, 2011

Ensuring your horse maintains a balanced calcium and phosphorus ratio in his diet is critical, as horses with ... Read More

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Equine Educational Sessions Slated for MSU Ag Expo

July 04, 2011

Education has always been at the heart of the annual Michigan State University (MSU) Ag Expo. Whether it's a ... Read More

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Understanding Electrolyte Formulas

July 02, 2011

Proper electrolyte balance and hydration should be a main priority for horse owners. In stressful situations, ... Read More

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The Many Faces of Colic

July 01, 2011

Considering the length and volume of the equine digestive system, it’s little wonde... Read More

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Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 01, 2011

Pasture-associated laminitis can have a sneaky, slow onset. Owners often just assume their horses are "off." ... Read More

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Once-Over Grooming

July 01, 2011

Grooming gives you visual and tactile information about your horse's health.... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent Colic

July 01, 2011

Horses are more prone to digestive upset than other domestic animals because of how their GI tract functions. ... Read More

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Manage Summer Pastures

July 01, 2011

Assess your geographic region, plant species, soil, and plant stand to help maintain your pastures' (and your... Read More

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Managing Laminitis-Prone Horses

June 27, 2011

But how should you manage a horse that hasn't yet developed laminitis, but is a likely candidate?... Read More

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Magnesium Supplementation: Is It Necessary?

June 26, 2011

Science has shown us that horses require magnesium to keep their bodies functioning properly, so should owners... Read More

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Forage Clinics for Horse Owners Scheduled

June 25, 2011

Two Purdue University Extension and Historic Prophetstown forage clinics designed to teach horse owners to ... Read More

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Digestive Health Through the Seasons

June 24, 2011

With a little forethought you can maintain that all-important digestive health throughout the year.... Read More

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Is There a Science Behind Equine Nutrition?

June 18, 2011

A lack of scientific research in equine nutrition makes it difficult to base a feeding program solely on ... Read More

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Monitoring and Preventing Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

June 14, 2011

Prevention and monitoring strategies for equine proliferative enteropathy, a disease that affects weanlings ... Read More

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Feeding Behavior: What's Natural for Your Horse?

June 11, 2011

How do you design a feeding program that mimics how horses' feeding habits have evolved? ... Read More

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Equine Proliferative Enteropathy: A Growing Concern

June 04, 2011

Equine proliferative enteropathy, a gastrointestinal disease of foals and weanlings that's increasing in ... Read More

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Veterinarians Release Uncle Mo's Diagnosis

June 03, 2011

Uncle Mo has a case of cholangiohepatitis, which, is a severe inflammation of the bile passages and adjacent ... Read More

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Blister Beetles: Deadly in Horse Hay

June 02, 2011

Owners should be aware of a potentially fatal tagalong in healthy-looking alfalfa hay: blister beetles.... Read More

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Feeding Your Horse to Perform

June 01, 2011

A high-performance horse's body needs fuel to run efficiently and at its optimal level. ... Read More

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Toxin Topic: Landscaping Plants to Avoid

May 28, 2011

Owners often base plant choices in aesthetics, but toxicity should be considered when planting near horses.... Read More

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Nitrogen Losses in Soil During Wet Weather

May 26, 2011

Wet weather has caused many farm managers to worry about nitrogen losses in their fields, especially in fields... Read More

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Feeding Horses with Neurologic Disease

May 20, 2011

Horses with neurologic disease often receive oral vitamin E supplementation.... Read More

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Gastrointestinal Tract Infection Will Decide Uncle Mo's Derby Fate

May 05, 2011

Owner Mike Repole said a decision on whether Uncle Mo, the current second favorite, will run in Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands will be made late today May 5, or early tomorrow. After the one-time Derby favorite exercised over the ... Read More

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Summer Slim-Down (for a Belgian horse)

May 02, 2011

I have 9-year-old Belgian gelding that I'm trying to slim down for showing this summer, but I do want to make sure he is getting all of his nutritional requirements, especially for the winter. Can you give me some ideas for a feeding regimen?... Read More