Recent News for Nutrition Basics


Upcoming Conference Celebrates 35 Years of Advancing Alfalfa

February 18, 2015

Discussion topics include alfalfa and the environment, perspectives about hay quality, and more.... Read More


Nutrition-Related Problems: Colic

February 15, 2015

Learn how a horse's diet can increase or decrease his risk of developing colic.... Read More


Nutrient Digestibility in Healthy Adult and Senior Horses

February 06, 2015

Researchers determined that healthy aged horses are able to digest various nutrients similarly to healthy adult horses.... Read More


Federal Environmental Regulations and Horse Farms

February 05, 2015

The EPA might not come knocking on your barn door anytime soon, but that's no reason not to practice good stewardship.... Read More


What's in a Supplement?

February 02, 2015

Here's what current research, or lack thereof, is telling us about common equine supplement ingredients.... Read More


Mucousy Manure

February 02, 2015

What could cause an older horse that's not eating well to have mucous-covered manure? ... Read More


5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

February 02, 2015

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More


Drugs and Your Horse: The Dangers of Medicating

January 29, 2015

Improper use of some common equine drugs can impact our horses' health and safety more than some might think.... Read More


Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More


An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management

January 24, 2015

Focusing efforts on pasture management could have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. ... Read More


Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2015

Ensure horses have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding, and feed when temperatures drop.... Read More


UK Extension Agents to Host 8th Annual Pastures Please

January 21, 2015

Lecture topics include weed control, how to re-establish pastures, and plants that are poisonous to horses.... Read More


Rutgers Horse Management Seminar to Take Place Feb. 8

January 20, 2015

This year's program will focus on "Grazing Rewards and Concerns: How and Why to Manage Your Pastures."... Read More

Erin Venable, MS, PhD, assistant professor of equine science, with Cupid, one of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s cannulated horses.


SIU Research Looks to Solve Equine Colic Mystery

January 19, 2015

Erin Venable, MS, PhD, is using cannulated horses to learn what goes on in a horse's cecum.... Read More


Psyllium, Magnesium Sulfate's Sand Clearing Ability Studied

January 15, 2015

A psyllium/magnesium sulfate combination appears safe and effective for helping horses evacuate sand from their colons.... Read More


Nutrition-Related Problems: Gastric Ulcers

January 14, 2015

Dietary management can help gastric-ulcer-prone horses' digestive systems remain healthy.... Read More


Can Management Help an Ulcer-Prone Horse?

January 13, 2015

Is there a specific type of diet that should be followed for a horse diagnosed with ulcers? ... Read More


Possible Answer to Horse's Death Found in Hay

January 11, 2015

Industry professionals believe awns in rye straw, lip ulcers, and infection could be behind the horse's sudden death.... Read More


Nutrition-Related Problems: Developmental Orthopedic Disease

January 10, 2015

Developmental orthopedic disease is a catch-all phrase for syndromes contributing to poor skeletal development in foals.... Read More


Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More


Feeding Ponies

January 05, 2015

Feed your roly-poly pony the way Nature intended to prevent obesity-related diseases.... Read More


UT Veterinary College Offers Conference for Horse Owners

January 04, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof care, nutrition, emergency care, dentistry, eye diseases, behavior, and more.... Read More


Creating an Equine Diet: What to Remember

January 04, 2015

Don't panic over formulating a balanced diet for your horse. Here are some important tips to remember.... Read More


Understanding Pelleted Horse Feeds

January 03, 2015

Learn how pelleted feeds are produced, and weigh their pros and cons.... Read More


New Year's Resolutions for Maximizing Horse Health in 2015

January 01, 2015

Here are five ways to help your horse stay healthy and happy through the new year.... Read More