Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Water Bucket Blues

December 26, 2013

Why do horses tip water buckets, defecate in waterers, and/or dip hay in their water?... Read More

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Abnormal Eating Behaviors: Your Horse Ate What?

December 25, 2013

Anytime a horse is consuming unusual material, a thorough review of the diet is a good idea.... Read More

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Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

December 19, 2013

Daily grooming gives you a chance to detect and monitor any injuries or other health problems.... Read More

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Steaming's Effect Horse Hay Studied

December 17, 2013

Researchers found that steaming appears to increase horses' consumption of good-quality hay. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Beet Pulp Buffet

December 10, 2013

Of 1,286 voters, 841 (65%) indicated they feed beet pulp to their horses.... Read More

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An Unwanted Impact

December 09, 2013

A look at how and where impaction colic happens and what measures might reduce a horse's risk. ... Read More

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Feeding Young Horses Alfalfa

December 09, 2013

Is it okay to feed my growing 3-year-old horse alfalfa hay? ... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance in Horses

December 09, 2013

Learn how you can use nutritional planning to manage insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Prevention and Management of EMS in Horses

December 08, 2013

Taking preventative measures though diet and exercise are the best defenses against EMS development.... Read More

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

December 05, 2013

A horse require specific nutrients that must be considered when developing his feeding program. ... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Mature, Healthy Hard Keepers

December 03, 2013

Does your otherwise healthy horse have trouble keeping pounds on? Here are five tips for feeding hard keepers.... Read More

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Types of Carbohydrates in Horse Feed Diets

November 29, 2013

Confused about carbs? Get the low-down on some common carbohydrates found in horse feeds.... Read More

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Drinking Water Temperature

November 28, 2013

Why might our horses drink from an ice cold creek or tank rather than from the heated water buckets?... Read More

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Lessons in Agriculture from the Land Down Under

November 22, 2013

Kentucky-based professionals visited Australia to observe the country's agricultural practices.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Perilla Mint

November 21, 2013

Perilla mint is toxic to horses and the greatest risk of consumption is in late summer or early fall. ... Read More

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The Equine Digestive System

November 20, 2013

Here's what you need to know about how your horse's body digests the food he consumes.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Winter Hay Stores

November 19, 2013

Of the 748 voters, 257 (34%) said they order and store more than 6 tons of hay for the winter.... Read More

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Fescue Sample Handling, Storage can Affect Analysis Results

November 19, 2013

Much of Kentucky's pastures contain fescue, which can be dangerous for grazing animals, including horses.... Read More

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Obsessed with Salt

November 18, 2013

My filly is obsessively licking and biting her salt block. Is it possible for her to eat too much salt?... Read More

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The Energy Content of Horse Feeds

November 12, 2013

Weight management requires an understanding of energy. As it relates to nutrition, energy refers to calories.... Read More

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Using Hay Replacers for Horses

November 10, 2013

Hay replacers can be extremely useful, but they come with some guidelines to keep horses happy and healthy.... Read More

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Horse Body Weight, Age Important Laminitis Risk Factors

November 10, 2013

The risk factors associated with laminitis are many. But which are most important for owners to watch for?... Read More

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Determining Horses' Body Weight and Ideal Condition

November 04, 2013

To determine your horse's nutrient needs, you need to calculate his body weight and condition. Here's how.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hay Feeder Options

October 29, 2013

Of the 1,473 voters, 684 (46%) said that they feed their horses hay on the ground or do not use a hay feeder. ... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 28, 2013

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More