Recent News for Nutrition-Related Problems

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Acorns Could be to Blame for French Horses' Deaths

November 07, 2013

At least 10 horses died after consuming acorns, according to a treating veterinarian. ... Read More

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Determining Horses' Body Weight and Ideal Condition

November 04, 2013

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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Rutgers Presents Event Featuring Dr. Ray Geor

October 29, 2013

Geor's lecture will focus on obesity, insulin resistance, and how these conditions relate to laminitis. ... Read More

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2014 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 25, 2013

The events will feature lectures on university programs, equine reproduction, and horse management issues. ... Read More

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Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horse Waste, Feed Management Practices

October 03, 2013

Researchers studied whether horse farms use best management practices to reduce environmental contamination.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Bitter Sneezeweed

September 28, 2013

This plant contains toxins that can cause digestive issues, appetite loss, and neurologic problems in horses.... Read More

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Box Elder Tree Seeds Linked to Seasonal Pasture Myopathy

August 09, 2013

Researchers weed out the causes of deadly seasonal pasture myopathy and atypical myopathy in horses.... Read More

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Mycotoxin Feed Contamination Poses Health Risks for Horses

July 24, 2013

Learn about the potentially serious horse health problems mycotoxins—metabolites produced by mold—can cause.... Read More

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Snakebite in Horses

July 15, 2013

Learn about the clinical signs of snakebites and treatment options that could help affected horses recover.... Read More

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Rattlesnake Bite Vaccine

July 08, 2013

Is the equine vaccine for snakebites effective against all rattlesnake species in the United States?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Readers Weigh In on Equine Diets

July 02, 2013

Of the 688 voters, 77% indicated they had, at one time or another, used a diet to reduce a horse's weight.... Read More

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New Study Links Sycamore Tree to Atypical Myopathy

June 19, 2013

Toxins from the seeds of the sycamore tree are the likely cause of atypical myopathy.... Read More

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Apple Cider Vinegar for Horses

June 17, 2013

Is it okay to supplement a horse with apple cider vinegar?... Read More

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Hong Kong Racehorse Drug Positives Due to Contaminated Feed

June 13, 2013

Officials determined that zilpaterol found in tests from 12 racehorses originated from contaminated feed.... Read More

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Understanding and Managing Equine Obesity

June 01, 2013

One equine nutritionist describes factors contributing to equine obesity and provides management tips.... Read More

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Fescue Grass Toxicity in Broodmares

May 19, 2013

During the breeding and foaling season, lush fescue pastures could create problems for pregnant mares.... Read More

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Old School Tying Up Treatment

May 14, 2013

Why have vitamin E/selenium injections prior to whatever led to tying-up in the past been abandoned?... Read More

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Oleander Poisoning: A Preventable Illness

May 01, 2013

Oleanders contain numerous toxic compounds which can be deadly to people and animals--including horses.... Read More

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Prolonged Gestation: Is Fescue Toxicosis a Possibility?

April 30, 2013

My mare was bred more than 390 days ago and still has not foaled. Is it possible she has grass poisoning?... Read More

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Few Clues in Alleged Pennsylvania Horse Poisonings

April 11, 2013

Law enforcement authorities continue to be stymied by the alleged poising of nine horses in Pennsylvania. ... Read More

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CHRB Okays Purina Feeds Based on Investigation

April 04, 2013

Based on Purina's investigation, the CHRB says vendors can supply any product milled on and since March 27.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Police Probe Alleged Horse Poisonings

April 02, 2013

Police are hoping the public can help unravel a mystery surrounding nine alleged horse poisonings.... Read More

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Positive Zilpaterol Tests Cleared, Feed Contamination Cited

March 27, 2013

The California Horse Racing Board, citing feed contamination, dismissed 48 positive tests for zilpaterol. ... Read More

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Alltech Launches Five-Point Mycotoxin Management Program

March 09, 2013

Exposure to certain mycotoxins can cause a number of serious health problems for horses, including death.... Read More