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Feeding for Healthy Foals

Much of a foal's future health depends on it receiving adequate nutrition in utero, once it is born, and through to its first birthday....

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Finding a Good Equine Nutritionist

I feed my horse well and he appears healthy. Do I really need an equine nutritionist?...

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Understanding Fatty Acids

Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD, explains the science of fats and their role in the equine diet....

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Miraculous Microbes

Invisible yet crucial, the tiny organisms of the equine microbiome are invaluable to good health....

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Nutrition Notes – Long Rides & Feeding

Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D. explains how to adjust your horse's feed program in order to prepare him for longer rides, which require endurance, and makes suggestions for mid-ride snacks....

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Hay 101

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD, explains that not all hay is created equal and offers hints on purchasing and feeding this diet staple....

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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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Energy Needs of the Competition Horse

Does your horse's feed program allow him to perform to his full potential?...

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Low Glycemic Index Feeds

There is an increasing number of horse feeds being marketed as low-starch, low-sugar or low glycemic index (low-GI) - but they are not all created equal....

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Why is Colostrum so Important?

Q: What is colostrum, and why is it so important for the newborn foal? ...

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