Body Condition

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

May 17, 2012

There's no cure for EMS in horses, but owners can take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development.... Read More

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Morning Exercise of Thoroughbred Stallions

May 17, 2012

Exercise rider Brian VanSteenbergh shares his insight about keeping race stallions fit and happy.... Read More

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Possibility of Gluten Sensitivity in Horses Examined

May 09, 2012

Researchers found that some horses with inflammatory small bowel disease could have a gluten intolerance.... Read More

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Domestic Equids Can Still 'Chill' Like Their Ancestors

April 24, 2012

New research indicates horses can slow body processes to conserve energy when environmental factors dictate.... Read More

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Restricted Equine Diets and Wood Shaving Consumption

April 06, 2012

If caloric intake is reduced, horses might seek alternative food sources to fulfill natural feeding behavior.... Read More

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Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

April 01, 2012

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy.... Read More

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New Insulin Resistance Test Method for Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 20, 2012

The new test correlated well with the conventional insulin-sensitivity test and it was repeatable.... Read More

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Weight Gain Challenges in Horses

March 01, 2012

I have a 24-year-old Quarter Horse mare that was diagnosed with navicular syn... 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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Equine Supplements and Nutritional Requirements (AAEP 2011)

January 31, 2012

If a horse eats an adequate diet there might be no need for supplementation without a specific deficiency.... 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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Cushing's Disease and Equine Metabolic Syndrome

December 23, 2011

Three veterinarians discuss equine Cushing's disease, equine metabolic syndrome, and associated laminitis. ... Read More

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Practical Tips for Managing Obese Horses and Ponies

December 18, 2011

The ideal way to manage an obese horse or pony is to prevent it from becoming obese in the first place.... Read More

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Slower Feeding is Safer Feeding for Horses

December 10, 2011

A better equine feeding system will offer small amounts of grain and forage over many hours.... Read More

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Estimating Horse Weight Accurately

September 15, 2011

Researchers examined the other three weigh estimation methods and found one stood out as more accurate.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Hepatic Lipidosis in Horses

September 12, 2011

Hepatic lipidosis (fat deposits in the liver) proves fatal for 40% and 80% of affected ponies and horses.... Read More

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Grazing Muzzles' Efficacy at Reducing Pasture Intake

September 06, 2011

Grazing muzzles can be effective at reducing pasture intake, sometimes reducing intake by as much as 85%.... Read More

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The Secrets of Longevity

August 01, 2011

With horses now living well into their 20s and 30s, owners need to implement care and management practices tha... 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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Using Nutrition to Prevent and Manage Equine Disease

July 19, 2011

Adjusting what a horse consumes can help prevent or squelch some equine ailments.... Read More

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Beat the Heat

July 01, 2011

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even tougher on horses.... Read More

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Once-Over Grooming

July 01, 2011

Grooming gives you visual and tactile information about your horse's health.... Read More

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Digestive Health Through the Seasons

June 24, 2011

With a little forethought you can maintain that all-important digestive health throughout the year.... Read More