Recent News for Nutrition-Related Problems

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Methods to Reduce Water Pollution From Horse Manure

November 08, 2015

High concentrations of manure in paddocks can degrade local water quality and upset water's natural balances.... Read More

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First Cases of SPM of the Year Confirmed in U.K.

October 22, 2015

Vets are warning horse owners to take extra precautions as autumn winds could blow toxic sycamore seeds into pastures.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

October 17, 2015

Growing horses require specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to aid in proper development.... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

October 08, 2015

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

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Equine Grass Sickness Shares Signs With Human Disease

October 06, 2015

Horses with grass sickness have similar signs of disease as people with Alzheimer's, a study has found.... Read More

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Manufacturer Recalls Potentially Contaminated Horse Feed

September 27, 2015

Western Milling voluntarily recalled horse feed that could be contaminated with monensin, which is toxic to horses.... Read More

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FEI Clears Guerdat, Bichsel in Prohibited Substances Cases

September 27, 2015

The FEI determined that feed contaminated with poppy seeds was responsible for three horses' positive drug tests.... Read More

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N.C. Officials Identify Blister-Beetle-Contaminated Alfalfa

September 21, 2015

Testing confirmed cantharidin in a single load of hay. The contamination has been linked to the deaths of six horses.... Read More

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Researchers Partner for Studies on Standardbreds

September 16, 2015

Rutgers and University of Minnesota researchers are studying genetic factors underlying musculoskeletal diseases.... Read More

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Toxic Weed Invading Florida Horse Pastures

September 16, 2015

Creeping indigo was once studied for its potential as a livestock feed, but can be deadly to horses. ... Read More

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N.C. Officials Stop Sale of Potentially Contaminated Alfalfa

September 15, 2015

Five horses that ate the alfalfa hay, which contained blister beetles, have died.... Read More

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Your Horse's Water Sources: Things to Consider

September 09, 2015

Providing your horse with water might seem like an easy task, but it's not always as simple as it sounds.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Creeping Charlie

August 28, 2015

Creeping Charlie, or ground ivy, is toxic, but generally horses must consume large quantities for a reaction to occur.... Read More

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Does Weight Gain Due to Grazing Cause Insulin Resistance?

August 24, 2015

Changes in Finnhorse mares' body weight and condition and in gene expression did not appear to evoke insulin resistance.... Read More

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Prepare for Atypical Myopathy Before Autumn Arrives

August 22, 2015

Now is the time to identify sycamore trees around horse pastures and reduce horses' risk of consuming the toxic seeds.... Read More

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Are Fat Horses More Dominant Than Lean Ones?

August 22, 2015

Researchers found that dominant horses seem to be have higher body condition scores than their less-dominant herdmates.... Read More

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Using Nutrition to Manage Obesity

August 21, 2015

Obesity is not just a cosmetic issue. It's a health issue. Learn how to modify your horse's diet to help him slim down.... Read More

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Study: Mycotoxin Causes Bone Marrow Suppression, Hair Loss

August 18, 2015

Still, the researchers found that spontaneous recovery is possible following trichothecene intoxication in horses.... Read More

Study pony Molly weighed 279 kilograms (about 615 pounds, above) before starting the weight loss program. She weighed 257 kilograms (about 566 pounds, below) after completing the program.

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Studies Show How to Reduce Serious Risks Posed to Fat Ponies

August 13, 2015

Owner-managed weight loss in horses with EMS reduced both insulin resistance and susceptibility to laminitis.... Read More

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Determining Horses' Body Weight and Ideal Condition

August 12, 2015

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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Life-Threatening Fumonisins in Horses

August 08, 2015

Fumonisins are dangerous mycotoxins sometimes found in feed. Here's what to watch for and how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests

July 31, 2015

From vaccinating against disease to storing feed properly, learn how to protect your horses from pests.... Read More

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Skinny Horse Help

July 27, 2015

Learn how to determine if your horse is underweight and what feeding options are available for hard keepers.... Read More

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Slobbers in Horses

July 25, 2015

Slobbers often results from horses ingesting a compound (slaframine) produced by a fungus on legumes such as clover.... Read More

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Keep Horses, Livestock Away From Creeping Indigo

July 16, 2015

The plant was introduced into Florida in 1925 as a potential forage source but was found to be toxic to horses.... Read More