Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Antioxidant Status in Three-Day Eventing Horses Studied

September 07, 2012

A recent study shows that antioxidant levels appear to be challenged during the competition.... Read More

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Starch Digestion in Horse Diets

September 02, 2012

Although it can be damaging if fed improperly, starch is an important part of the horse's diet.... Read More

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Penn State Equine Grazing School, Sept. 22

September 01, 2012

The grazing school will take place on Sept. 22 and will cover a variety of pasture and forage related topics.... Read More

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Grazing on Lawn Grass

September 01, 2012

We intend to bring our mare home where most of the pasture was our lawn. We've never used chemicals but I am n... Read More

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Keys to Consider when Feeding Broodmares

August 29, 2012

Understanding broodmares' nutrient requirements can make developing a feeding program a less daunting task.... Read More

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Underweight Horses: Surveillance, Management Considerations

August 27, 2012

Low body weight in horses can trace to many issues, including dental problems and chronic disease.... Read More

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Fall Pasture Management Following a Drought

August 26, 2012

Here are some practical steps that can be taken on cool-season grass pastures to help them recover for fall.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Wild Carrot

August 25, 2012

Mild neurotoxicity to horses was reported in Europe but is not considered a serious threat in North America.... Read More

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Watch Drought-Stressed Pastures for Fall Armyworms

August 23, 2012

While fall armyworm is a pest of cattle and horse pastures, it should not affect horses.... Read More

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Nutrition for Rehabilitating the Starved Horse

August 21, 2012

UC Davis researchers found that high-quality alfalfa hay is most effective for rehabilitating a starved horse.... Read More

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Equine Electrolytes, Exercise, and the Heat

August 21, 2012

Always ensure horses are consuming their baseline sodium, potassium, and chloride requirements each day.... Read More

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Effects of Selenium Source on Mares and Foals

August 19, 2012

Foals of mares consuming organic selenium had higher blood selenium concentrations than other foals.... Read More

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'Cup' Feeder Slows Horses' Consumption Rate, Reduces Waste

August 14, 2012

Researchers found that a specially designed feeder can slow horses' rate of consumption and reduce feed waste.... Read More

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Plan Ahead to Reseed Pastures Best Results

August 14, 2012

The ideal time to reseed depends on the type of forage a producer selects.... Read More

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Alternative Fiber Sources for Horses

August 12, 2012

Hay cubes, complete feeds, and forage byproducts can help horse owners stretch their hay supply if needed.... Read More

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MSU to Host 2012 Grazing School Sept. 12-13

August 11, 2012

Many grazing strategies will be discussed during a two-day grazing school at the Lake City Research Center.... Read More

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Drought Damage Dangers: Nitrates and Mycotoxins

August 11, 2012

Horse owners might be concerned about the potential for an unsafe feed supply this year due to the drought.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horses' Voluntary Consumption of Teff Hay

August 05, 2012

When horses were not given a choice of forage, teff hay intake was no different than timothy hay intake.... Read More

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Rotational Grazing: Time it Right for Optimal Pastures

August 03, 2012

Rotational grazing allows horses to graze one section of pasture while other sections recover.... Read More

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Cost-Efficient Feeding

August 01, 2012

Forage analysis and judicial use of concentrates and supplements can help you get the most bang for your buck... Read More

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Forage-Only Diet for Performance Horses Evaluated

August 01, 2012

Recent study results suggest that forage-only diets could hold benefits for performance horses.... Read More

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Blue-Green Algae Poisoning in Horses

July 28, 2012

Most animals exposed to these algae toxins die suddenly. Treatment is supportive care based on clinical signs.... Read More

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Drought, Heat Push Horse Feed Costs Skyward

July 27, 2012

With no end to the drought and heat in sight, owners might have to rethink what they feed their horses.... Read More

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UKVDL 2012 Forage Nitrate Testing Guidelines

July 24, 2012

Nitrate accumulation in forages is a real concern this season due to current drought conditions.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Johnsongrass

July 23, 2012

Johnsongrass is a coarse-textured perennial grass that grows well in pastures, gardens, fields, and roadsides.... Read More