Articles - nutrition


Selenium Toxicity and Deficiency

Selenium, one of the most interesting of all nutrients, was known for its toxicity before being identified as an essential nutrient. Selenium is important in immune response and as an anticarcinogen. The power of its antioxidant activity has been wid...

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Feeding Biotin for Hoof Health

Find out if find out if feeding supplemental biotin can improve the health of your horse’s hooves....


Winter Weight

Tips for preventing winter weight loss....


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....


Causes of Poor Appetite in Horses: Tempting the Picky Eater

Why is your horse refusing the feed you offer him?...


Commercial Feeds

Fortified with protein, vitamins and minerals, commercial feeds help meet the horse's nutritional needs where cereal grains alone might be lacking...


Cereal Grains vs Commercial Mixes

Equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips PhD. explains the difference between cereal grains and commercial mixes, and how to feed them effectively. ...


Why is Colostrum so Important?

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


Formulating a Feed Program for: An Overweight Horse

Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD, explains how to help your horse shed unwanted pounds....

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Equine Nutrition: Ages and Stages

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., provides feeding strategies for every horse....

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