Recent News for Nutrition-Related Problems

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High Blister Beetle Numbers Reported in Texas

July 09, 2012

Reports indicate a higher than usual number of blister beetles, which are toxic to horses, in some areas.... Read More

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Making Sense of Mycotoxins

June 29, 2012

Mycotoxin exposure in horses, caused by feed contaminated with fungi, can be dangerous or fatal.... Read More

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Customizing Senior Horse Diets

June 07, 2012

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition.... Read More

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Managing Equine Genetic Disorders with Nutrition

June 06, 2012

Managing diet can help alleviate signs of some equine genetic disorders, such as PSSM and HYPP.... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

June 05, 2012

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

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Exertional Muscle Disorders Topic of 2012 Milne Lecture

June 05, 2012

Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, is the first female to deliver the Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture.... Read More

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Hindgut Microflora's Potential Role in Equine Obesity

June 04, 2012

Researchers now believe the microflora residing in the hindgut could contribute to equine obesity.... Read More

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Horse Feed Storage and Preservation

June 01, 2012

Buy quality hay and grain and store it in cool, dry places to preserve nutrient content and prevent spoilage.... Read More

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Study Identifies Causes for Misbehavior in Pony Club Mounts

May 27, 2012

Researchers recently identified risk factors for bad behavior in a population of Pony Club horses.... Read More

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Selenium and Vitamin E to Alleviate Signs of Tying Up

May 20, 2012

Selenium and vitamin E work together to alleviate muscle damage and signs of tying up in horses.... Read More

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Botulism Kills Five Indiana Horses

March 27, 2012

Five horses in Reddington, Ind., are dead after contracting the botulism toxin from an "unknown food source."... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Red Maple

March 23, 2012

Red maple is a valued landscaping tree in the eastern United States and Canada but is also toxic to horses.... Read More

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Equine NSAID Use: Indications and Complications

March 21, 2012

Even when NSAIDs are used appropriately, the drugs can still prove damaging to the patient.... Read More

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Ionophore Intoxication in Horses

March 21, 2012

A recent recall of horse feed contaminated with the ionophore antibiotic monensin has prompted many questions.... Read More

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Alltech Launches Global Mycotoxin Management Project

March 20, 2012

Toxic feed contaminants produced by molds, known as mycotoxins, are a risk to livestock, including horses.... Read More

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Western Feed, LLC Recalls Kountry Buffet Horse Feed

March 05, 2012

The recalled Kountry Buffet 14% horse feed could contain monensin sodium, which can be fatal for horses.... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Deaths Puzzle Authorities

February 23, 2012

Tennessee law enforcement authorities are hoping to solve the mystery surrounding the sudden deaths of ... Read More

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AQHA Offers Genetic Disease Panel Test

February 06, 2012

The test will screen for five potentially fatal genetic diseases often found in Quarter Horses.... Read More

Consuming persimmons, while sometimes appealing to horses, can be deadly; its fibers and seeds can create an obstruction within the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in potentially serious impaction colic.

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Persimmon Ingestion and Colic: A Retrospective Study

January 15, 2012

Persimmon fibers and seeds can create an obstruction in the GI tract, resulting in serious impaction colic.... Read More

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Genetic Testing Options Expanded for APHA Horses in 2012

January 01, 2012

Testing options include a comprehensive coat color package and a comprehensive disease diagnostic package.... Read More

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Skinny Horse Help

January 01, 2012

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

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Understanding Atypical Myopathy

December 30, 2011

Atypical myopathy--a sudden onset of acute muscle pain and damage--is related to pasture rather than exercise.... Read More

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Atypical Myopathy: 100+ Cases Diagnosed Worldwide in 2011

December 29, 2011

France and Great Britain each logged 34 cases in 2011, while just four cases were diagnosed in North America.... Read More

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Practical Tips for Managing Obese Horses and Ponies

December 18, 2011

The ideal way to manage an obese horse or pony is to prevent it from becoming obese in the first place.... Read More

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Botulism or Ticks Likely Caused Australian Horse Deaths

November 02, 2011

Botulism and scrub tick infestations both cause the progressive muscular paralysis seen in the deceased horses... Read More