Recent News for Special Needs Nutrition

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Fescue Grass Toxicity in Broodmares

May 19, 2013

During the breeding and foaling season, lush fescue pastures could create problems for pregnant mares.... Read More

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TOBA to Offer Breeding Clinic in Lexington, May 31-June 2

May 19, 2013

Lecture topics will include planning a mating, nutrition, foaling, farm and pasture management, and more.... Read More

Dr. Glenn Blodgett, horse division manager for 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas.

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Road to the Horse Q&A with the Remuda Veterinarian

March 16, 2013

Glenn Blodgett, DVM, of the 6666 Ranch described caring for horses selected as Road to the Horse participants.... Read More

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Diet's Effect on Broodmare Lactation Described (AAEP 2012)

February 20, 2013

Supporting broodmares' overall and nutritional health during lactation is especially crucial.... Read More

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Understanding Healthy Foals' Caloric Requirements

February 15, 2013

Foal nutrition can be complicated, making it important for owners to understand newborns' nutritional needs.... Read More

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Foals Without Suckle-Swallow Reflex Need Nutritional Support (AAEP 2012)

February 14, 2013

Dysphagic foals require immediate, specialized care to ensure they begin life without a nutritional deficit. ... Read More

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Feeding Orphan Foals (AAEP 2012)

February 07, 2013

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

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Healthy Horse Treats

February 01, 2013

Fed in moderation, most treats won't negatively impact a horse's overall diet.... Read More

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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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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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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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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