Articles - nutrition


Formulating a Feed Program for: A Horse Coming Into Work

As your horse's workload increases, so will his nutrient requirements. Take a look at two examples of how to provide a balanced diet for a horse starting light work....


Feeding the Feet

Equine nutritionist, Shannon E. Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., explains which nutrients help grow healthy hooves....


Why Does My Horse Lick?

Equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., discusses oral behaviours in horses. ...

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Feeds for Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., provides feeding advice for horses with Equine Metabolic Syndrome....


Decreasing the Risk of Laminitis in the Spring

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., explains how to avoid pasture associated laminitis in the spring....


Should I Feed Bran Mash as a Winter Treat?

Learn more about the nutritional merits of bran mash....

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Reducing Weaning Stress

Our managed systems have exacerbated this already stressful event, putting foals at risk of lifelong physiological and psychological problems. Some simple procedures can help make the process as painless as possible for both mare and foal....


Legume Hay vs Grass Hay

There are important differences between legumes and grasses....


Does My Horse Need Vitamin D in the Winter?

Find out if you need to provide a Vitamin D supplement for your horse during the winter months. ...


Winter Feeding

When the temperatures drop and the work load lightens, you will need to make adjustments to your horse’s feeding program....

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