Recent News for Special Needs Nutrition

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Tips for Feeding Broodmares

December 24, 2013

Here are some general feeding guidelines to keep in mind when managing pregnant mares.... Read More

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Growing Up: Estimating Adult Size

December 21, 2013

There is no specific formula for estimating foals' mature size that works in all instances.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Beet Pulp Buffet

December 10, 2013

Of 1,286 voters, 841 (65%) indicated they feed beet pulp to their horses.... Read More

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Feeding Young Horses Alfalfa

December 09, 2013

Is it okay to feed my growing 3-year-old horse alfalfa hay? ... Read More

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Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance in Horses

December 09, 2013

Learn how you can use nutritional planning to manage insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

December 05, 2013

A horse require specific nutrients that must be considered when developing his feeding program. ... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Mature, Healthy Hard Keepers

December 03, 2013

Does your otherwise healthy horse have trouble keeping pounds on? Here are five tips for feeding hard keepers.... Read More

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Feeding a Senior Hinny

December 02, 2013

My 30-year-old hinny is losing weight. How can I help him regain his weight without causing him harm?... Read More

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Horses' Maintenance Energy Requirements Reviewed

December 01, 2013

Is your horse consuming enough calories? Learn how to calculate your horse's maintenance energy requirements.... Read More

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Alltech to Host Lecture on DHA and Stallion Reproduction

November 27, 2013

Edward Squires, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT (hon.), will deliver the lecture.... Read More

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Endocrine Disease and Laminitis in Broodmares

November 24, 2013

Endocrine changes associated with pregnancy might increase a broodmare's risk of developing laminitis.... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 23, 2013

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... 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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Supplementing Horse Diets with Omega Fatty Acids

October 18, 2013

Horses need a balance of both omega-3 and -6 fatty acids for optimal health and performance. ... Read More

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Nutrition's Role in Enhancing Aging Horses' Immunity

October 05, 2013

Researchers working to identify nutritional intervention regimens to improve immune function in old horses.... Read More

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Omega Fatty Acids: What Do They Do for Horses?

September 30, 2013

Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids must be obtained in sufficient amounts from the diet.... Read More

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Mycotoxin Zearalenone's Effects on Mare Fertility

August 28, 2013

Researchers are working to better understand this potentially toxic substance that can lurk in feed.... Read More

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Performance Horse Nutrition Subject of Sept. KENA Meeting

August 18, 2013

Laurie Lawrence, PhD, will present "Selecting The Best Nutrition For Your Performance Horse."... Read More

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Zinc's Role in Young Horses' Immunity

August 06, 2013

Low serum zinc levels were associated with an impaired immune function in yearlings and 2-year-olds.... Read More

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Can Fatty Acid Supplementation Help IR Horses?

August 04, 2013

Supplementation with a certain type of fatty acid appears to improve insulin sensitivity in IR horses. ... Read More

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Study: Broodmares on Pasture Don't Always Need Grain

July 07, 2013

Lactating mares on good quality pasture didn't need grain to maintain their weight or their foals' growth.... Read More

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Studying Energy Expenditure for Equine Nutrition Precision

June 23, 2013

Researchers are working toward formulating nutritional recommendations for specific types of equine activity.... Read More

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Effects of High Glycemic Meals on Young Horses' Growth

June 12, 2013

High and low glycemic meals have different effects on growth hormone secretion in young horses.... Read More

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Older Creature Comforts

June 06, 2013

I'm concerned about my senior horse's mental happiness. How can I keep him comfortable and happy?... Read More

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Daily Phosphorus Losses in Growing Horses Studied

June 02, 2013

Current feeding recommendations might be overestimating fecal inevitable phosphorus losses in growing horses.... Read More