Patricia Harris, VetMB, PhD discusses how to determine a horse’s body condition and offers strategies to prevent equine obesity.
Equine nutrition researcher Gulsah Kaya Karasu, DVM, travels the world to help improve the diets—and welfare— of horses.
When allowed to make their own choices, fat horses do not eat more than their lean peers and they get just as much exercise.
There are a few basic ways to ensure the long-term health and soundness of your horse's hooves.
… 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.
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.
Though your horse may relish a nice, warm bran mash from time to time, too much of it can do more harm than good.
People may worry about putting on a few extra pounds during the winter, but cold weather tends to have the opposite effect on horses.
Do you know what fruits and veggies to keep from your horses? Take this Pop Quiz to find out.
Pop quiz! Answer two questions on horse feed to test your nutrition knowledge.
Do you know which five vitamins help regulate your horse's body functions?
Follow these guidelines when feeding horses to reduce the risk of colic, ulcers and other ills.
Here are tips for making sure your forage lasts the winter
Although much still needs to be learned about supplements that contain “friendly” bacteria, their potential benefits for ill or stressed horses are widely accepted.
When your horse is too thin, whether it’s a short-term aberration or a chronic struggle, careful feeding can keep his weight up.
Here's how your horse's fluffy winter coat keeps him warm in chilly weather.
Make sure your horse is drinking enough water during the winter months to avoid impaction colic and other health issues.
There are no "bad" oils for horses but some are definitely considered better than others.
An expert explains the nutrients loss that can happen in hay over time.
A variation in your horse's feeding times won't hurt his health. In fact, in some cases it might be beneficial.
Hydration is key for equine athletes in warm summer months. Try these tips for getting more water into a hot, sweaty horse.