Recent News for Special Needs Nutrition


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


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


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


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


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


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


Nutritional Management of Growing Horses

June 05, 2012

Growing horses require specific nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to aid in proper development.... Read More


Managing Equine Cushing's Disease

June 01, 2012

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Equine Metabolism

February 01, 2012

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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