Diet and Nutrition

Why do horses eat dirt?
Question: My horse constantly licks the ground at one spot in his paddock. As far as I can tell, the...
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Savvy supplement shopping
When shopping for equine supplements, there are a million things to consider. Whether you’re looking...
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Optimize your old horse's feeding plan
Your horse’s nutritional needs are not likely to change much as he ages, unless his activity level or...
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11 vitamins and minerals all horses need
Broodmares, youngsters, elite equine athletes and horses recovering from illness or experiencing stress...
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EQUUS 'Farm Calls' episode 10: The equine microbiome
iStock/Castenoid “The microbiome is all those microscopic organisms that inhabit our body,”...
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How Much Grain Does Your Horse Need?
Consider your horse's activity level when feeding meals of grain, pellets or extruded feed.
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Feeding Horses Around the World
There’s not a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to feeding horses. Horses in the same barn aisle...
What science says about feeding rescue horses
Researchers compared the impact of three different diets on the recovery of starved horses. Here's what...
4 facts about horse hay
You feed your horse this vital forage every day, but did you know these facts?
Synthetic vs. Natural: Which type of Vitamin E is better for horses?
When choosing between these two forms of vitamin E for your horse, consider the costs, availability and...
5 Reasons to Feed Your Horse a Premium Feed
Good nutrition is the foundation of horse health, but does premium feed mean premium nutrition? Here...
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A Global Outlook on Equine Nutrition
Equine nutrition researcher Gulsah Kaya Karasu, DVM, travels the world to help improve the diets—and...
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Obese horses get a bum rap say researchers
When allowed to make their own choices, fat horses do not eat more than their lean peers and they get...
Going for the Gut: A Guide to Preventing Equine Digestive Disorders
The veterinary reports don’t lie: Colic is a leading killer of horses, and gastric ulcers are a pernicious...
Manage spring grazing to reduce laminitis risk
New pasture growth poses risks for horses prone to laminitis. Here are some precautions to take as fields...
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