Recent News for Nutrition

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Equine Food Allergy Testing Evaluated

March 01, 2015

Researchers recently determined that some standard laboratory and commercial allergy tests for horses are not reliable.... Read More

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Equine Nutrition in America: Perceptions and Practices

February 28, 2015

Researchers recently evaluated how well the horse industry uses the available resources to improve feeding practices. ... Read More

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Keys to Managing Colic Medically

February 23, 2015

The three main types of medical treatment for colic include fluid therapy, laxative administration, and pain management.... Read More

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Study: Genetic Differences in Racing, Cutting Quarter Horses

February 22, 2015

Researchers identified specific genes that distinguish racing-type Quarter Horses from cutting-type Quarter Horses.... Read More

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UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Held Jan. 23-24

February 20, 2015

Lecture topics included equine proliferative enteropathy, the physiology of aging, amino acid requirements, and more.... Read More

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Why Do Horses Need Amino Acids in Their Diets?

February 19, 2015

Amino acids are one of the most significant pieces of the puzzle in a horse's diet and are used to build protein.... Read More

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Upcoming Conference Celebrates 35 Years of Advancing Alfalfa

February 18, 2015

Discussion topics include alfalfa and the environment, perspectives about hay quality, and more.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Colic

February 15, 2015

Learn how a horse's diet can increase or decrease his risk of developing colic.... Read More

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Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More

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Retired Racehorses: Transitioning from Racetrack to Ribbons

February 09, 2015

From selecting a horse to rehabbing and feeding him, learn how to transition an ex-racer to life as a riding mount.... Read More

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Nutrition as a Component of Equine Dental Care

February 08, 2015

The condition of your horse's teeth can have a big impact on how he's fed. Here's what to know.... Read More

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How to Build an Automatic Milking Device for Orphan Foals

February 08, 2015

Here's how to construct an automatic milking device with four parts, some tools, and less than $400.... Read More

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Nutrient Digestibility in Healthy Adult and Senior Horses

February 06, 2015

Researchers determined that healthy aged horses are able to digest various nutrients similarly to healthy adult horses.... Read More

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Federal Environmental Regulations and Horse Farms

February 05, 2015

The EPA might not come knocking on your barn door anytime soon, but that's no reason not to practice good stewardship.... Read More

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What's in a Supplement?

February 02, 2015

Here's what current research, or lack thereof, is telling us about common equine supplement ingredients.... Read More

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Mucousy Manure

February 02, 2015

What could cause an older horse that's not eating well to have mucous-covered manure? ... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

February 02, 2015

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More

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Drugs and Your Horse: The Dangers of Medicating

January 29, 2015

Improper use of some common equine drugs can impact our horses' health and safety more than some might think.... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

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Can I Give My Horse Biotin Supplements Designed for Humans?

January 26, 2015

Find out how biotin might help hoof and haircoat. ... Read More

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An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management

January 24, 2015

Focusing efforts on pasture management could have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. ... Read More

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Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2015

Ensure horses have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding, and feed when temperatures drop.... Read More

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Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date

January 23, 2015

Your foal's "official" birthday might be Jan. 1, but consider his actual age when devising a diet, researchers say.... Read More

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UK Extension Agents to Host 8th Annual Pastures Please

January 21, 2015

Lecture topics include weed control, how to re-establish pastures, and plants that are poisonous to horses.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2014

January 21, 2015

Studies covered stem cells, nerve blocks, respiratory issues, joint supplements, kissing spines treatments, and more.... Read More