Digestive System

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Carbohydrates Defined

March 29, 2017

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick-burning power.... Read More

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Researchers Examine the 'Ecosystem' in the Horse's Gut

March 18, 2017

Scientists hope biomarkers in gut microbiota could be used as diagnostic or prognostic indicators in the future.... Read More

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Study: Post-Exercise Snacks Benefit Horses

March 17, 2017

Allow exercised horses to eat and drink after cooling down to restore lost water and energy, researchers say.... Read More

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What is Protein?

March 15, 2017

Take a look at protein and its role in the equine diet.... Read More

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Mare and Foal Nutrition Study Creates New Areas of Interest

February 26, 2017

Researchers recently conducted a study on the effects of starch source on mare and foal hindgut bacteria.... Read More

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2017 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference Takes Place April 5-6

February 10, 2017

Equine lecture topics will include feeding endocrine-challenged horses, allergies, equine aging, supplements, and more.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2016

February 07, 2017

Dr. Rob MacKay recaps studies on heparin for EHM prevention, liver failure caused by supplements, headshaking, and more.... Read More

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How to Feed Horses With Gastric Ulcers

February 03, 2017

Tips include ensuring constant forage access, providing pasture turn-out, and limiting concentrate intake, among others.... Read More

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Feeding the Ulcer-Prone Horse

January 23, 2017

Learn how to craft a diet for the horse with painful lesions in his stomach.... Read More

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Diseases That Affect Nutrient Delivery in Horses

January 08, 2017

Watch for these conditions that impact nutrient absorption and lead to weight loss.... Read More

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Two Potential Equine Gastric Ulcer Medications Analyzed

January 02, 2017

Researchers investigated oral esomeprazole and a long-acting injectable omeprazole formulation.... Read More

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Infectious Diarrhea in Horses

December 30, 2016

Dr. Nathan Slovis shares information about the causes and diagnosis of diarrhea in foals and adult horses.... Read More

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Risks Associated With Feeding Horses Traditional Bran Mashes

December 12, 2016

While steeped in tradition, feeding bran mashes can cause GI distress in horses. Learn why, and discover alternatives.... Read More

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Impact of Dosage and Diet on Omeprazole Efficacy

December 11, 2016

A brief period of fasting prior to omeprazole administration could help maximize drug absorption and, thus, efficacy.... Read More

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Wednesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 08, 2016

Top tweets and take-homes from sessions on PSSM, laminitis studies, equine tongue tumors, and more!... Read More

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Whitfield-Cargile Named Past-Presidents' Research Fellow

December 05, 2016

Dr. Canaan Whitfield-Cargile is examining the role of microbiota in equine gastrointestinal healing.... Read More

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Equine Foundation of Canada Donates to AVC

December 02, 2016

The AVC used the funds for equipment to diagnose and treat equine lameness, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal issues.... Read More

The chronic form of equine grass sickness causes sudden extreme weight loss leading to a "wasp waist" appearance.

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Research Sheds New Light on Equine Grass Sickness

November 13, 2016

Several new studies were published as a free special collection in the Equine Veterinary Journal this month.... Read More

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The Equine Digestive System

October 22, 2016

Here's what you need to know about how your horse's body digests the food he consumes.... Read More

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Year by Year, Tooth by Tooth

October 10, 2016

Many elements must remain within a normal range for a horse's mouth to stay healthy.... Read More

Commentary

Increasing Chew Time for Hay Cubes and Pellets

October 10, 2016

Horses can consume hay pellets or cubes rapidly. How can we slow them down to increase their time spent chewing?... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Horse Treats: Yay or Neigh?

September 20, 2016

Of the 1,452 respondents 579 (40%) said they occasionally treat their horse to apples or carrots.... Read More

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Caring for the Colic Survivor

September 19, 2016

Special maintenance and nutrition can help your horse get back to (and stay in) good health after a colic episode.... Read More

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Sycamore Maple Seed Toxicity in Horses Studied

September 19, 2016

Researchers identified a plausible link between equine atypical myopathy and sycamore maple seed ingestion.... Read More

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How to Prevent Sand Colic in Horses

September 12, 2016

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones suggests management techniques to reduce the chance of your horse suffering from sand colic.... Read More