Recent News for Nutrition

Reduce brown recluse spider numbers around the barn and other areas by keeping the barn area clean. If you spot webs, knock them down carefully.

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Creepy Crawlies, Part 3: Snakes and Spiders

June 13, 2014

Here's how to handle snake or spider bites should your horse have a run-in with one of these critters.... Read More

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Yeast Appears to Benefit Foals' Intestinal Flora

June 12, 2014

Researchers believe live yeast supplementation could give a foal's digestive system a better start in life.... Read More

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Assessing Protein Levels in Horse Feeds

June 11, 2014

Crude protein numbers on feed bags can be deceptive. Here's what to understand about assessing protein levels.... Read More

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Poll Recap: 2014 Hay Costs

June 10, 2014

Of the 599 respondents, 212 people (35%) said that they will pay more than $250 per ton for hay this year.... Read More

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Understanding Protein in Horses' Diets

June 10, 2014

Protein is probably the most misunderstood component of horse diets. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Forage Options

June 09, 2014

My horse will not eat any hay in his stall. What are my options for forage in his stall at night?... Read More

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Your Horse's Water Sources: Things to Consider

June 08, 2014

Providing your horse with water might seem like an easy task, but it's not always as simple as it sounds.... Read More

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Knottenbelt: Fecal Blood Test Opening Diagnostic Doors

June 05, 2014

Learn how one vet believes the test can help improve diagnostics for a number of horse health conditions.... Read More

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Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Horses

June 04, 2014

Nutrient deficits can lead to equine motor neuron disease, osteochondritis dissecans, epiphysitis, and more.... Read More

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The Hydrated Horse

May 31, 2014

How important is water in your horse's diet? Learn about the importance of keeping your equids well-hydrated.... Read More

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UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to Take Place June 3

May 31, 2014

Specialists will speak on fencing options, sampling techniques for soil fertility and hay quality, and more. ... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

May 30, 2014

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

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Horse Hydration FAQs

May 27, 2014

We consulted two equine nutritionists to answer your burning questions about equine hydration.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Buttercups

May 23, 2014

Buttercups can be poisonous to horses, but the plants are not palatable and animals usually do not eat them.... Read More

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What Does a Horse Need in His Diet?

May 23, 2014

Take a tour through the horse's innards and learn about the links between his physiology and his diet.... Read More

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It's Haymaking Season

May 22, 2014

Now is the optimal time for Kentucky forage producers to cut hay to ensure they get good quality and yield.... Read More

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How Many Horses Can Your Farm Hold?

May 21, 2014

Knowing the production potential and limitations of your farm's soil is key to reducing horse feeding costs.... Read More

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Remember Burrowing Rodents in Farm Management Plans

May 20, 2014

Burrowing rodents can damage pastures and cause injuries to horses. Here's how to mange them.... Read More

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The Danger of Mycotoxins

May 19, 2014

These harmful toxins produced by molds and fungi could be lurking in your horse's feed and forage. ... Read More

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Insulin Sensitivity Compared among Breeds

May 19, 2014

Researchers confirmed that metabolic differences exist between breeds, even if equids aren't overweight.... Read More

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Tomlinson to Discuss Equine Gastric Ulcers during Lecture

May 18, 2014

Dr. Joy Tomlinson will present on the prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers in horses.... Read More

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Body Condition Scoring: Hands-On Help for Your Horse

May 16, 2014

Learn how to assess your horse's body condition score and how the skill could help his health in the long run.... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Allergies

May 15, 2014

Learn more about allergic reactions in horses with this step-by-step visual guide. ... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Equipment Use

May 15, 2014

Learn how to reduce your horse's risk of catching a disease via equipment, such as feed and water buckets.... Read More

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CHRB Clarifies Rules for Thyroid Medication

May 15, 2014

Veterinarians use thyroxine to treat hypothyroid conditions and, in some cases, to assist in weight loss.... Read More