Nutrition

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What science says about feeding rescue horses

Researchers compared the impact of three different diets on the recovery of starved horses. Here's what they found.

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4 facts about horse hay

You feed your horse this vital forage every day, but did you know these facts?

Green grass is a good source of Vitamin E for horses.

5 equine diseases linked to vitamin E deficiency

Lack of vitamin E puts horses at risk of several neuromuscular disorders. Here are the most common ones.

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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 how each is absorbed by the horse’s body.

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Make your horse a healthy mash

If you want to cook your horse a "hot meal" this winter, skip the traditional bran-based mashes.

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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 are five reasons why specially formulated premium equine feeds rise above the rest.

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Understanding anemia in horses

Iron-deficiency anemia is rare in horses but can be caused by the loss, destruction or reduced production of red blood cells.

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Supporting Equine Mobility: What’s in Your Nutraceutical?

Chronic pain, stiffness and inflammation—especially in the joints—are common challenges in working horses. Alternative supplements with potent natural ingredients can help restore healthy movement without the drawbacks of traditional drugs.

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New podcast episode from Morris Animal Foundation highlights the equine obesity epidemic

Patricia Harris, VetMB, PhD discusses how to determine a horse’s body condition and offers strategies to prevent equine obesity.

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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 welfare— of horses.

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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 just as much exercise.

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Make your horse's hooves stronger

There are a few basic ways to ensure the long-term health and soundness of your horse's hooves.

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Horses and the Heat: Why Salt and Water Aren’t Enough

… and where trace mineral blocks come up short. As summer saunters leisurely toward fall, many of us are enjoying increased horseback activity or starting to gear up for socially distanced shows. But while it’s good to keep our horses fit and occupied, their nutritional needs should also be a primary focus.

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When probiotics might help your horse

These products are designed to aid a horse’s digestion by restoring the balance of gut microflora disturbed as a result of illness, stress or medication.

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The trouble with bran mashes

Though your horse may relish a nice, warm bran mash from time to time, too much of it can do more harm than good.

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6 Ways to prevent winter weight loss

People may worry about putting on a few extra pounds during the winter, but cold weather tends to have the opposite effect on horses.

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EQUUS Pop Quiz: Toxic Groceries

Do you know what fruits and veggies to keep from your horses? Take this Pop Quiz to find out.

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Pop Quiz: Horse Nutrition

Pop quiz! Answer two questions on horse feed to test your nutrition knowledge.

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EQUUS Pop Quiz: Vital vitamins

Do you know which five vitamins help regulate your horse's body functions?

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Sorting through senior horse feeds

Understanding the difference between complete and concentrated products is important to ensuring you select the correct type for your senior horse's nutritional needs.

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Ten Ways to Optimize Your Horse's Digestive System

Follow these guidelines when feeding horses to reduce the risk of colic, ulcers and other ills.