Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

March 04, 2014

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More

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Abnormal Regurgitation

March 03, 2014

What might cause my mare to regurgitate her grain? ... Read More

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Beet Pulp FAQs

March 03, 2014

Two nutritionists answer 11 common questions about feeding horses beet pulp. ... Read More

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GI Complications Associated with Elective General Anesthesia

March 03, 2014

Researchers found that GI dysfunction occurred after 36 of the 416 procedures (about 8.7% of cases).... Read More

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Blood Protein to Diagnose Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Colic

March 02, 2014

Researchers evaluated if vets could use blood protein levels to distinguish surgical from nonsurgical colic.... Read More

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Feeding Horses to Increase Weight and Body Condition

February 26, 2014

Find out what you need to consider when feeding a horse to increase weight and body condition. ... Read More

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Readers Share Advice for Fighting Frozen Water Sources

February 24, 2014

Readers share their tips for keeping horses' water thawed during freezing temperatures. ... Read More

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Hay: To Soak or Not to Soak?

February 21, 2014

Find out if soaking your horse's hay might be a good option, or whether unsoaked hay is the way to go.... Read More

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Fescue Toxicosis in Nonpregnant Horses

February 20, 2014

Endophyte-infected fescue appears to cause reduced blood flow to mares' reproductive organs.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Lush Spring Pastures

February 18, 2014

Of the 991 respondents, 26% said they'd reduce their horses' turnout time to reduce spring pasture intake.... Read More

Old horses often become unthrifty, meaning they are harder to keep weight on. Dental problems and endocrine disorders, as well as an aging digestive tract, are all possible causes of weight loss.

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Feeding the Finicky Horse

February 17, 2014

Health conditions, management changes, and palate preferences can affect a horse's appetite. ... Read More

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Cold-Weather Horse Care: Tips to Remember

February 16, 2014

Some areas are bracing for more winter weather. Here are a few cold-weather horse care tips to remember. ... Read More

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Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

February 11, 2014

Obesity is a serious health condition, but many owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is.... Read More

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Free-Feeding a Large Group of Horses

February 10, 2014

Does feeding a large amount of hay to a group of horses on winter pasture affect their digestion and health?... Read More

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Considerations for Managing Emaciated Horses

February 05, 2014

Body condition affects a horse's health status. Learn about specific health concerns for emaciated horses.... Read More

The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers is gastroscopy--viewing the horse's stomach through a tube passed through his nostril, as Dr. Bill Hay, Dr. Michelle Garrison, and Eanna Hosick are shown doing here with their patient, Norman.

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Got Ulcers?

February 01, 2014

Learn about gastric ulcers and how to treat them and decrease their likelihood of causing your horse distress.... Read More

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Readers Share Winter Horse Care Tips

January 31, 2014

Horse owners from across the country share their winter horse care tips. ... Read More

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Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2013

January 31, 2014

Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, shares her picks for the top equine medicine studies of 2013.... Read More

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Formulating Equine Diets

January 28, 2014

From forage to concentrates, here's what to consider when building an equine diet.... Read More

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Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2014

Bitter cold temperatures are sweeping the nation. Here are some tips for managing horses during cold weather.... Read More

The Budweiser Clydesdales, which number 170, require custom care.

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Keeping the Big Guys Healthy

January 20, 2014

Caring for draft horses involves both physiological and logistical challenges. ... Read More

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Digestion in the Horse

January 18, 2014

Understanding the horse's digestion process can help you better manage factors that could cause colic.... Read More

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Types of Horse Feeds

January 17, 2014

Not sure what options you have for feeding your horse? Here's a guide to feeds often found in equine diets.... Read More

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Excessive Cobalt Levels Detected in Meadowlands Racehorses

January 16, 2014

The cobalt was presumably used as a performance-enhancing substance, a statement said. ... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

January 15, 2014

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More