Recent News for Nutrition Basics

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Using Mature Hay for Bedding: Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity

January 24, 2013

Ergovaline levels over 200 ppb (parts per billion) in mature hay can cause fescue toxicity in pregnant mares.... Read More

This image shows the species distribution from a single equine fecal sample; the large number of microflora illustrates the complexity of a horse's microbiome.

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Microbiomes: It's All About Balance

January 23, 2013

Veterinarians are starting to understand the complexity and diversity of equine microbiome.... Read More

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Managing Weeds in Kentucky Horse Pastures

January 21, 2013

A perusal of most Kentucky horse pastures will uncover about 20 plant species, many of which are weeds.... Read More

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Effects of Soaking on Protein, Mineral Loss in Hay

January 17, 2013

Soaking hay can cause protein and mineral loss, depending on the time submerged and water temperature.... Read More

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Link Identified between Tree Seed and Seasonal Pasture Myopathy

January 16, 2013

Seeds from box elder trees were consistently present in the autumn pastures of all horses studied.... Read More

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Equine Feed Oat Project Awards Inaugural Oat Research Grant

January 14, 2013

Laurie Lawrence, PhD, of the University of Kentucky will receive funding for a two-year research project.... Read More

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A Forage-Only Diet for Young Horses in Training Evaluated

January 11, 2013

Researchers found that high-energy forage diets provided adequate nutrition for young horses in training.... Read More

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Encouraging Cold Weather Water Consumption

January 08, 2013

Is it a good idea to add a little salt to your horses' diet in the winter to get them to drink more water?... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Videos of 2012

January 02, 2013

We've compiled a list of the 10 most popular videos of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

The staff at TheHorse.com tallied the most popular articles of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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Diet Restriction for Equine Weight Loss

December 29, 2012

Researchers found that dietary restriction to 1.25% of body mass can promote weight loss, to a certain extent.... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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Preventing Fall and Winter Colic

December 11, 2012

Paying attention to equine management can go a long way to decrease colic incidence.... Read More

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Holiday Horses, Ponies Require Time, Financial Commitments

December 01, 2012

Parents need to be aware of equine ownership commitment and cost before granting a child's wish.... Read More

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Pre- and Probiotics for Horses

November 26, 2012

Providing pre- and probiotics, coupled with proper nutrition, can have positive effects on horses' health.... Read More

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Winter Horse Care Tips for Owners

November 23, 2012

Horses can live outside in comfort year round with a few amenities provided by their owners.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Horses in Winter to Avoid Colic

November 21, 2012

Making diet changes slowly, ensuring water intake, and keeping horses moving can help reduce colic risk.... Read More

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Webinar Series Announced

November 10, 2012

This fall, Rutgers will host two webinars on "Demystifying Forage Feeding."... Read More

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Could Endophyte-Infected Fescue Cause Lameness in Horses?

November 06, 2012

Researchers observed noticeable lameness in horses consuming high levels of endophyte-infected seeds and hay.... Read More

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Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate

November 04, 2012

Pay special attention to the purpose statement, guaranteed analysis, ingredients, and directions for use.... Read More

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Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

October 31, 2012

As temperatures drop, consider making changes in horses' feeding programs in preparation for winter.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Unintentional Weight Loss in Horses

October 23, 2012

Researchers pinpointed a definitive cause of weight loss in 60% of evaluated cases.... Read More

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Fluoridated Water and Horses

October 14, 2012

Studies are needed to determine safe limits of fluoride in feed and water for horses.... Read More

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Horses' Voluntary Intake of Four Hay Types

October 10, 2012

Horses showed a clear preference for alfalfa compared to the other types of hay offered.... Read More

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Study Examines Most 'Physically Effective Fiber' for Horses

October 06, 2012

Forage-only diets provide horses with more physically effective fiber than hay and concentrate diets.... Read More