Slobbers in Horses

July 25, 2015

Slobbers often results from horses ingesting a compound (slaframine) produced by a fungus on legumes such as clover.... Read More


UK Strongly Represented at the ESS Symposium

July 24, 2015

The symposium featured research on equine nutrition, exercise physiology, reproduction, management, and more.... Read More


Starch in Horse Diets

July 18, 2015

Although it can be damaging if fed improperly, starch is an important part of a horses' diets. Here's what to remember.... Read More


Stall-Resting Seniors

July 13, 2015

Some horses handle stall rest well, while others would rather not deal with it. Where does your senior horse fall?... Read More

Once hay is baled, it’s taken from the field and stored in a dry place for sale or use throughout the year.


Why Should Hay Be Stored Away From Horses?

July 09, 2015

Alayne Blickle, with Horses for Clean Water, tells you how to protect your horses by storing hay at a safe distance. ... Read More


Gastric Ulcer Prevalence in Feral, Domestic Horses Compared

July 05, 2015

Ulcers were more prevalent in domestic horses than feral ones, but the latter group wasn't immune to these lesions.... Read More

Dr. Laurie Lawrence


Lawrence Receives Equine Nutrition Research Award

June 26, 2015

Laurie Lawrence, PhD, was recognized for her professional achievements in the equine industry.... Read More


Keeping Pastured Horses Safe during Drought

June 25, 2015

Drought-related toxicity in horses is rare but typically has serious consequences if it occurs.... Read More


Prevalence of, Risk Factors for Ulcers in Jumpers Examined

June 19, 2015

Researchers found that 34% of jumping horses examined had both squamous and glandular ulcers.... Read More


Understanding Hay Analysis Results

June 18, 2015

Hay analysis can help owners better balance their horses' diets and meet nutritional requirements.... Read More


Nutrition-Related Problems: Hyperlipemia

June 17, 2015

With hyperlipemia, the body thinks it is starving and releases large quantities of stored fats into the bloodstream.... Read More


Time-Saving Horse Care Tips

June 12, 2015

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time on all aspects of horse care.... Read More


Planning a Diet for a Laminitic Horse

June 08, 2015

Feeding a laminitic horse can be a challenge. Here are some tips for planning a diet suitable for such horses.... Read More


Blister Beetle Basics

June 08, 2015

Blister beetles in your horse's alfalfa can be deadly. Here's what to watch for and how to keep your horses healthy.... Read More


Cresty Neck Prevalence, Risk Factors Evaluated

May 25, 2015

Risk factors identified include height, a previous history of laminitis, breed, herd size, and more.... Read More


What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

May 23, 2015

A horse requires specific nutrients that you must consider when developing his feeding program.... Read More


Equine Gastric Ulcers: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

May 22, 2015

Dull coat? Cinchy? Thin? Your horse might be one of the 50-90% suffering from gastric ulcers. ... Read More


Switching Horse Feeds Safely

May 15, 2015

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More


How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

May 12, 2015

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More


Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

May 08, 2015

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More

The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers is gastroscopy--viewing the horse's stomach through a tube passed through his nostril, as Dr. Bill Hay, Dr. Michelle Garrison, and Eanna Hosick are shown doing here with their patient, Norman.


Gastric Ulcers: Common in Performance Horses and Foals

May 06, 2015

About 90% of performance horses and 25 to 50% of foals have ulcers. Here's what to watch for and how to prevent them.... Read More


Your Guide to Horse Hay

May 06, 2015

Do you know your grass hay from your legumes? Learn about different types of horse hay in our exclusive special report.... Read More


Baled Alfalfa or Alfalfa Pellets: Which is Better?

May 04, 2015

You're faced with the choice of offering your horse alfalfa pellets or hay. Which should you choose?... Read More


Tips for Managing Horses on Spring Pastures

May 02, 2015

Here are some tips to remember to help your horse stay happy and healthy when consuming this spring's lush pasture.... Read More


The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

May 02, 2015

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More