Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Spring Grass Safety

May 09, 2017

As benign as it might seem, this fresh forage can cause more harm than good. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Effects of Obesity on Mares' Follicles and Oocytes

May 05, 2017

Researchers found that obesity appears to negatively impact mares' follicles and oocytes and, thus, their fertility.... Read More

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The Horse at Home is Still at Risk for Ulcers

May 02, 2017

Horses that don't compete aren't immune to gastric ulcer formation. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Understanding Calories and Energy for Horses

May 01, 2017

In most cases, energy requirement recommendations are an estimate of what a horse needs. ... Read More

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Elzinga Wins Second UK Vet Science 3-MT Competition

April 26, 2017

Sarah Elzinga, MS, is studying inflammation and insulin dysregulation in the horse. ... Read More

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Helping an Easy Keeper Breathe Easy

April 26, 2017

My older horse has respiratory allergies. Is there anything I can do to help him breathe easier while wearing a muzzle?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Feeding Alfalfa

April 25, 2017

Of the 1,244 respondents, 504 (41%) said they feed their horses alfalfa hay.... Read More

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Are Foals of Obese Mares At Risk for Musculoskeletal Issues?

April 25, 2017

Overweight mares often produce heavier foals, which studies have shown are at-risk for musculoskeletal disorders.... Read More

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More Work Might Mean Your Horse Needs More Calories

April 24, 2017

Have you increased your horse's workload this spring? Find out how to safely increase his energy intake to match.... Read More

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Equine GI and Respiratory Disease: What's New?

April 24, 2017

Researchers discuss equine rotavirus infection in foals, bacterial upper airway infections, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Equine Weight Management Challenges

April 18, 2017

Of the 576 respondents, 277 (48%) said their horses are easy keepers and gain weight easily.... Read More

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All About Alfalfa

April 18, 2017

Find out more about this leafy green legume and whether or not it's a good choice for your horse.... Read More

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Study: Most Horses Go Back to Work After Colic Surgery

April 18, 2017

A long-term study showed that 92.5% of horses discharged had returned to work four to eight years after surgery.... Read More

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Feeding Type-1 PSSM Horses

April 17, 2017

Balanced nutrition and exercise can help horses with type-1 PSSM lead active, healthy lives.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Feeding and Watering Horses

April 15, 2017

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time during feeding time.... Read More

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My Horse Keeps Eating his Himalayan Salt Block: Is He Okay?

April 12, 2017

An equine nutritionist explains how to ensure your horse gets an appropriate amount of salt.... Read More

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How Long Can I Store Horse Feed?

April 10, 2017

Your feed store is having a big sale, but here are some tips before you stock up.... Read More

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Your Sick Horse Might Need Fluids. Here's Why

April 08, 2017

Enteral and/or intravenous fluid administration can be a crucial part of supporting sick foals and horses.... Read More

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Study: Management Practices Can Help OCD Lesions Resolve

April 08, 2017

How young horses are fed and housed can impact how osteochondral lesions evolve, and even help them heal.... Read More

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Leading Causes of Death in Aged Horses in Kentucky Examined

April 07, 2017

Digestive system and cardiovascular system problems were the most common causes of death in the study population.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Parasite Patterns in Feral Horses

April 05, 2017

Overall horses coped well with parasites. But the heavier the parasite load, the lower the horse's body condition score.... Read More

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Laminitis Survivors: Getting Back on Grass

April 05, 2017

Can a horse that's suffered a laminitic episode ever return to grazing pasture?... Read More

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Readers Expect Feed, Hay to be Biggest Expense This Year

April 04, 2017

Of the 832 poll respondents, 285 (34%) say feed and hay will be their most expensive equine-related purchase this year.... Read More

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How Do I Transition My Horse to Pasture?

April 03, 2017

Our equine nutritionist shares tips for keeping your horse healthy and your pastures in good shape this spring. ... Read More

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Aloe Vera for Equine Ulcers?

March 29, 2017

A veterinarian addresses whether oral aloe vera could help gastric ulcers and offers evidence-based alternatives. ... Read More