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“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Poll Recap: Weighty Feed Options

November 15, 2016

Of the 758 respondents, only 106 (14%) said they weigh everything their horse gets to eat. ... Read More

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New Equine EEE Case Confirmed in Marion County, Florida

November 15, 2016

The 15-year-old Paint mare was vaccinated in years prior but had not been vaccinated recently. She is recovering.... Read More

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Wild Horse Sanctuary Must Rehome Horses Before Dec. 1

November 15, 2016

Any horses and burros not adopted by Dec. 1 will be sold at auction.... Read More

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Managing Pregnant Mares

November 15, 2016

How to feed, house, and even exercise your mommy-to-be. ... Read More

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Rib Fractures: A Surprising Cause of Horse Lameness

November 15, 2016

Rib fractures can cause problems even when there's no history of trauma or obvious signs indicative of a fracture. ... Read More

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Horses at Work: Lifestyles of Working and Service Horses

November 14, 2016

Horses that plow, heal, or protect have distinctly different lifestyles than the average riding horse.... Read More

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Tips for Feeding Horses in a Group

November 14, 2016

Does your herd leader get too much to eat while the low man doesn't get enough? Here's our expert's advice.... Read More

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WNV Equine Case Confirmed in Kentucky

November 14, 2016

The Powell County horse is Kentucky's seventh equine WNV case in 2016. ... Read More

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Help Your Senior Horse Weather the Winter

November 14, 2016

Ensure your golden oldie gets the care and support he needs, even if he's weathered previous winters without trouble.... Read More

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Cold Weather Horse Colic

November 14, 2016

With cold weather comes complicating factors that could increase horses' colic risk. ... Read More

Peat moss makes stall mucking easy and is a good addition to composting systems for manure management.

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Need a New Bedding Choice? Consider Peat Moss

November 13, 2016

Though not often used in the United States, peat moss is a popular choice in other countries and for good reason. ... 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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5 Tips for Feeding Frequent Travelers

November 13, 2016

Heading south for the winter? Prepare in advance to keep your horse healthy during and after transport.... Read More

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Equine Acupuncture on the Rise as Adjunct Therapy

November 12, 2016

Learn how acupuncture is used to supplement conventional therapies and treatments given to equine patients.... Read More

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Building an Indoor Riding Arena? First, Do a Needs-Analysis

November 12, 2016

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle explains how she weighed the need for an indoor arena against the cost.... Read More

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Protect Horses From Toxic Marsh Mallow Weed

November 12, 2016

Researchers believe the Malva parviflora weed was behind the deaths of four Australian horses.... Read More

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Arabian Mare Recovering from West Nile Virus in California

November 11, 2016

Only one of 21 California horses diagnosed with WNV in 2016 had a know vaccine histories. Seven of the horses have died.... Read More

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Florida EHV: Gulfstream Park Horse Dead, Others Quarantined

November 11, 2016

No other horses at the Thoroughbred track and casino have presented with clinical signs consistent with EHV-1 infection.... Read More

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Researchers Find Molecular Mechanisms Behind PSSM1

November 11, 2016

This could allow improved treatments and management for the disorder, as well as improved welfare for affected horses.... Read More

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BLM Proposing Fence, Water Projects in Colorado

November 11, 2016

The BLM believes the projects will benefit the wild horses in the Piceance-East Douglas herd management area.... Read More

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 11, 2016

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More

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California EHV Update: Two Additional Horses Isolated

November 10, 2016

Nine horses currently reside in quarantine at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center related to an EHV outbreak.... Read More

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Do Horses Feel Empathy?

November 10, 2016

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Here's what we know about horses and empathy.... Read More

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Equine Regenerative Medicine Topic of Dec. 6 Lecture

November 10, 2016

Dr. Kyla Ortved will review the varying types of regenerative medicine and their applications in the equine athlete.... Read More

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Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 10, 2016

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. ... Read More