Recent News for Special Needs Nutrition

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Loose Stools in Old Age

January 15, 2013

My old gelding is generally healthy, but lately he developed loose stools. Is there something I'm missing?... Read More

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Univ. of Edinburgh Online Equine Nutrition Course Begins Jan. 28

January 11, 2013

More than 10,000 individuals have already signed up to take part in the course on horse nutrition.... Read More

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A Forage-Only Diet for Young Horses in Training Evaluated

January 11, 2013

Researchers found that high-energy forage diets provided adequate nutrition for young horses in training.... Read More

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Nutritional Considerations for Breeding Stallions

December 31, 2012

As breeding season rapidly approaches, owners might consider a few key points about stud nutritional needs. ... Read More

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UK to Host 2013 Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course

December 04, 2012

The programs will highlight industry research findings, reproduction topics, and horse management issues.... Read More

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Fruitful Endeavors: Stallion Fertility

December 03, 2012

Many factors influence stallion fertility and a good number of these can be managed and improved.... Read More

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Creating a Sustainable Equine Athlete

November 23, 2012

Paying attention to certain, sometimes minute, details can help horses enjoy longer athletic careers.... Read More

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Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate

November 04, 2012

Pay special attention to the purpose statement, guaranteed analysis, ingredients, and directions for use.... Read More

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Omega Basics: Easy as 1, 2, 3

September 08, 2012

Fats increase energy density of diets and are necessary to metabolize fat-soluble vitamins.... Read More

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Keys to Consider when Feeding Broodmares

August 29, 2012

Understanding broodmares' nutrient requirements can make developing a feeding program a less daunting task.... Read More

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Effects of Selenium Source on Mares and Foals

August 19, 2012

Foals of mares consuming organic selenium had higher blood selenium concentrations than other foals.... Read More

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Forage-Only Diet for Performance Horses Evaluated

August 01, 2012

Recent study results suggest that forage-only diets could hold benefits for performance horses.... Read More

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Forage-Based Total Mixed Rations: Economical and Effective

July 13, 2012

Forage-based total mixed rations (TMRs) can offer an economical and effective horse feed option.... Read More

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Mare and Foal Nutrition

July 01, 2012

Twice daily for three months I have been feeding my mare and her (now) 7-mont... 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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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