Recent News for Special Needs Nutrition

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Understanding Protein in Horses' Diets

June 10, 2014

Protein is probably the most misunderstood component of horse diets. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Forage Options

June 09, 2014

My horse will not eat any hay in his stall. What are my options for forage in his stall at night?... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

May 30, 2014

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More

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CHRB Clarifies Rules for Thyroid Medication

May 15, 2014

Veterinarians use thyroxine to treat hypothyroid conditions and, in some cases, to assist in weight loss.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Managing Endocrine Disorders in Senior Horses

May 11, 2014

By screening all older horses for these disorders, vets can identify problems quickly and implement treatment.... Read More

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Managing Feeding Programs on the Road for Show Horses

May 02, 2014

Here are some suggestions to help maintain your show horse's body condition, appearance, and performance.... Read More

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Infographic: Feeding Your Horse

May 01, 2014

Are you confused about equine nutrition? Learn how to feed your horse in our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More

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10 Resources on Maintaining Performance Horse Health

April 24, 2014

Learn about management techniques and training protocols owners can use to give their horses the extra edge.... Read More

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Truths and Fallacies about Equine Weight Management

April 21, 2014

Are you trying to help your horse gain or lose weight? Here are some facts and fallacies to consider.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

April 18, 2014

With increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements, weanlings require carefully planned diets.... Read More

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Colostrum for Foals

April 14, 2014

To a newborn foal, colostrum can mean the difference between life and death.... Read More

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Adding Oil to a Horse's Diet

April 12, 2014

When adding oil, keep a careful eye on meeting the horse's total nutrient and energy requirements. ... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Foals

April 11, 2014

Proper nutrition is critical for growth and development. Learn the right way to feed your foal.... Read More

If a horse ingests enough corn, he might go into fatal endotoxic shock.

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Corn Consumption

April 07, 2014

My horses got into a pasture yesterday where deer corn had been spread. Could this be a problem?... Read More

Nutrigenomics researchers are trying to uncover interactions between diet and gene expression

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What is Nutrigenomics?

April 07, 2014

The future of feeding horses is here: Learn how diet can impact your horse right down to his genetic core. ... Read More

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Feeding Horses for Sales Preparation

April 05, 2014

Having a quality feed program is essential to have horses looking and feeling their best in the sales ring. ... Read More

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5 Facts about Flax

March 31, 2014

What exactly is flax and how does it benefit the horse? Here are five things to know about flaxseed. ... Read More

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5 Tips for Packing the Pounds on Performance Horses

March 24, 2014

Here's what to consider when managing a hard-keeping equine athlete.... Read More

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Feeding Foals through Weaning

March 23, 2014

Before weaning, devise a feeding plan to help the foal make a smooth transition to life on his own.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Nutrition Knowledge

March 18, 2014

Of the 1,127 respondents, 225 (20%) indicated they were interesting in learning more about supplements.... Read More

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10 Equine Nutrition Resources on TheHorse.com

March 17, 2014

Find resources on good nutritional practices to help keep your horses healthy and happy.... 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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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

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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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