Recent News for Special Needs Nutrition

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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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Managing Equine Cushing's Disease

June 01, 2012

Certain feeding strategies can help your horse weather equine Cushing's disease.... Read More

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Similar but Different: Equine Cushing's Disease and EMS

June 01, 2012

Test for the common endocrine disorders Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome and treat accordingly.... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 28, 2012

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racehorse to pleasure horse.... 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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How to Feed an Orphan Foal

May 14, 2012

Knowing how to properly feed and care for an orphan can save your foal's life if the situation arises.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 2: English Sport Horses

May 01, 2012

Manage eventers, dressage horses, and hunter/jumpers carefully to avoid soft tissue injury and lameness.... Read More

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Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Injury in Racehorses

April 20, 2012

One researcher relayed that it could be possible to identify horses at risk for injury before accidents occur.... Read More

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Protein's Role in Fueling Performance Horses

April 14, 2012

Protein--made up of amino acids--mainly functions in muscle, tendon, and ligament development and repair.... Read More

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Equine Metabolism

February 01, 2012

The horse's metabolic processes provide the body with the fuels it needs to sustain itself.... Read More

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Broodmares' Nutritional Needs During Late Gestation

January 25, 2012

A pregnant mare should maintain a healthy weight to support both the fetus' and her own calorie needs.... Read More

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Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

January 08, 2012

Performance horses need customized diets to meet their energy requirements, as hay alone likely won't suffice.... 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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UK to Host Equine Showcase and Breeders' Short Course

December 17, 2011

The events will take place Jan 20-21, 2012 at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.... Read More

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Nutraceuticals to Enhance Stallion Fertility?

October 26, 2011

Research has shown that some dietary changes have a beneficial effect on semen quality and stallion fertility.... Read More

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Ergot Alkaloids' Effects on Colts and Stallions

October 18, 2011

Preliminary research showed that ergot alkaloids had minimal effects on stallions' and colts' fertility.... Read More

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Insulin Sensitivity Changes in Pregnant Mares

September 19, 2011

Researchers recently set out to examine how pregnancy impacts insulin sensitivity and glucose levels.... Read More

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Lecture: Regulation of Muscle Mass in Horses

September 17, 2011

Kristine Urschel, PhD, discussed factors that regulate equine muscle protein accretion and relevant research.... Read More

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Weaning Stress and Nutritional Influences

September 14, 2011

Nutritional support could reduce the stresses and health challenges that weaning places on young horses.... Read More

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Muscle Power Horse Course Archived

September 13, 2011

The latest Horse Course, "Muscle Power: Muscle Mass in Growing, Athletic Horses," is now available to view. ... Read More

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Young Horse Development Part 3: 18-24 Months

September 01, 2011

The second year of a horse's life brings significant changes not only in his development but also his use.... Read More

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Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and its Effect on Broodmares

August 22, 2011

Tall fescue produces a toxic alkaloid that causes disorders in broodmares that consume the forage.... Read More

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Disease Prevalence in Older Horses Examined

August 07, 2011

Researchers examine the prevalence of disease and which ailments are most common in older horses.... Read More

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Weight Gain for Older Horses

August 01, 2011

My 25-year-old Thoroughbred has had trouble keeping his weight up after a stroke. How can I help him? ... Read More

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The Aging Horse

August 01, 2011

We'll explore how the horse's body systems age and what to look out for in your equine senior citizen.... Read More