Recent News for Special Needs Nutrition

"After teaching young riders for several years, I believe there's nothing more rewarding than passing a passion for horses on to a new generation of equestrians," says News Editor Erica Larson. Have young horse lovers in your life? Consider opening your barn to them and educating them on horse safety, care, and riding.

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How Hard are My Lesson Horses Really Working?

March 23, 2016

A trainer asks how to classify her horses' workload when considering their nutritional needs.... Read More

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Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

March 21, 2016

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More

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Caring for and Keeping Older Horses

March 20, 2016

Owners should watch senior horses closely for signs of decline and contact their veterinarians if problems arise.... Read More

Quarter Horse stallion Slick by Design is a competitive barrel racer who's also one of the sport's leading sires.

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The Double-Duty Stallion

March 20, 2016

Is your stallion expected to perform in both the breeding shed and the arena? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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How to Feed Orphan Foals

March 13, 2016

Orphan foals require special care from the start, especially when it comes to their nutritional needs.... Read More

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Spring Health Preparations

March 07, 2016

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into the spring riding season.... Read More

Horse Eating Oats

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Oats in Manure: Is My Horse Getting the Nutrition He Needs?

March 07, 2016

Find out if oats in your horse's poop piles means his feed--and your money--are going right through him.... Read More

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Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

March 07, 2016

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Foals

March 04, 2016

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

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Baled Hay vs. Pellets: What's Best for My Horse?

February 29, 2016

Considering a switch? A nutritionist weighs the benefits and drawbacks of feeding horses pelleted hay.... Read More

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Feeding the Picky Pre-PPID Horse

February 22, 2016

A nutritionist offers ideas for getting a pre-Cushing's horse to eat his supplements while maintaining his special diet.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

February 21, 2016

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

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Nutritional Considerations for Breeding Stallions

February 15, 2016

As breeding season approaches, owners should consider a few key points about studs' nutritional needs. ... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Senior Horses' Weight

February 15, 2016

Learn how to alter senior horses' diets to maximize health and longevity in the face of common health issues.... Read More

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University of Tennessee to Host Conference for Horse Owners

February 13, 2016

Lecture topics include nutrition, PPID, parasitology, back pain, toxic plants, natural foot care, and dentistry.... Read More

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A Look at Pony Club's Feeding Rules

February 08, 2016

Our nutrition expert, who's also a USPC regional supervisor, shares the basic nutrition rules every Pony Clubber learns.... Read More

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Deciphering Your Feed Tag, Part 3: Senior Horses

February 08, 2016

Learn what nutrients are in your senior horse's feed and why his body needs them.... Read More

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Managing the Anxious Horse

February 05, 2016

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More

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Finally! A Slow Feeder Option That Works for Me!

January 25, 2016

After a year of trial and error, I finally found a slow hay feeder solution for my horses. Maybe it'll work for yours!... Read More

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Feeding Horses to Increase Weight and Body Condition

January 18, 2016

Find out what you need to consider when feeding a horse to increase weight and body condition. ... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 14, 2016

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Readers Confident in Horses' Nutrition

January 12, 2016

The majority of respondents said they were somewhat or very confident in their horse's nutrition program. ... Read More

Food packed between cheek teeth can cause bad breath.

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Signs Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam

January 12, 2016

Are your horse's teeth bothering him? Here are some common signs to watch for. ... Read More

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Supplementing Selenium

January 11, 2016

When does a horse need selenium supplementation and what's the best way to provide it? An equine nutritionist weighs in.... Read More

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

January 11, 2016

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More