September 01, 2009
Quality forage and grain alternatives can help owners manage horses during drought and economic downturn.... Read More
July 21, 2009
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising horse owners to discard feed purchased at a Florence, Ky., feed store because it could be contaminated. The agency issued the advisory on Monday when U.S. Marshals seized $24,00... Read More
July 20, 2009
U.S. marshals have seized horse and livestock feed stored under "filthy" conditions at the Bi-County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association Inc. in Florence, Ky., according to a statement released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Bi-Count... Read More
June 29, 2009
The new Vetrolin Grooming Guide provides information on techniques for keeping horses clean and healthy. Topics discussed include proper bathing and tail cleaning, cleaning tough stains, managing unruly hair, and protecting the horse’s hair coat... Read More
March 06, 2009
Aluminum phosphide is an indoor fumigant used to kill insects in most, if not all, of the stored grains we and our horses are exposed to. Like most pesticides, it can cause major problems in unintended species when used incorrectly.... Read More
February 23, 2009
Here are some tips to reduce the nutrition costs associated with your horses.... Read More
January 06, 2009
A 12-month rundown of some of the year’s most important feeding concerns. ... Read More
December 01, 2008
When evaluating a feeding program it is vital to know how to calculate cost per head per day.... Read More
November 01, 2008
Here are seven tips for selecting and feeding complete feeds.... Read More
October 27, 2008
Horses have varying protein requirements, depending on stage of life or performance level. Protein, the essential building block for new cellular growth, provides the amino acids necessary for maintaining all normal body functions in a... Read More
October 21, 2008
Wheat prices have plummeted from historic highs to their lowest levels in 16 months amid the turmoil in the credit markets and huge wheat crops worldwide, analysts say.
The sell-off of commodity futures contracts began in earnest in... Read More
August 22, 2008
Young horses might be easier to train if they temporarily lay off the sweets, according to a study. ... Read More
August 01, 2008
We often tend to view the equine industry as a separate entity--one that stands... Read More
August 01, 2008
The Maryland Department of Agriculture's Maryland Horse Industry Board today released the Mid-Atlantic Animal Import Center Feasibility Study, which identified the Midfield Cargo Complex of the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington Internationa... Read More
June 20, 2008
Just when horse owners became resigned to escalating corn prices due to ethanol demand, Midwest corn fields were swamped by floodwaters the Mississippi River's banks just couldn't contain.
Now with acres of corn fields deluged, growers and... Read More
May 01, 2008
Providing a complete diet for your horse does not have to be time-consuming or expensive.... Read More
March 01, 2008
The key to a good feed program is to start with the proper type of forage for the individual, then (if needed) pick the right concentrate or supplement.
Most horse owners try to provid... Read More
October 30, 2007
When it comes to horses, what does "low carb" mean? Lower than what? "There are several analytical procedures that measure sugar, and each one measures a slightly different fraction," said Kathryn Watts, BS, owner of Rocky Mountain Research & Consult... Read More
August 01, 2007
Maintain perspective on additional sweetening compounds added to concentrated feeds and pellets. ... Read More
April 15, 2007
Nutritionists are doing away with "nonstructural carbohydrates" in favor of more specific measures.
If you own a horse with laminitis or a metabolic problem such as insulin resistance or Cushing's disease, chances are you've... Read More
April 01, 2007
Comparing equine digestive function with small animal function leads to misconceptions and mismanagement.... Read More
December 04, 2006
The majority of horses consume some sort of feed concentrate everyday, and most of that feed comes out of bags, according to a recent industry survey conducted by the USDA.
More than 90% of equine operations reported feeding some sort of... Read More
March 17, 2006
Progressive Nutrition has launched a new web site featuring the Equine Nutritionist Blog. Blogging is one of the newest tools in high-tech web marketing, now available to the horse community.
The Equine Nutritionist Blog offers consumers... Read More
February 01, 2006
Sweet feeds, pelleted feeds, textured feeds, concentrate mixes, processed mixes ... many novice (and seasoned) horse owners are confused over what these feeds are, the purposes they serve, and which horses benefit from them. Read on to learn how you ... Read More
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