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Foal Weight: Is Thinner Better?

Average daily weight gain for a foal in the first 2-3 months can be as much as 1.4 kg (3 lbs) per day!...

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Feeding the Equine Athlete for Optimum Performance

Getting the best possible performance from an equine athlete requires not just excellent fitness and training, but also excellent feeding and nutrition to fuel the work effort....

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Haylage for Horses?

The pros and cons of feeding haylage....

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Estimating a Horse’s Body Weight

It’s important to know a horse’s weight when formulating a diet or medication dosage for the animal. Keeping track of fluctuations in weight can also help managers to identify early changes in condition....

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“Glass Gut” to Study Equine GI Tract

To gain insight into the function of the equine gastrointestinal tract, researchers are developing a “glass gut” model....

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Feeding for Colic Prevention

How the horse's diet is important in preventing gastrointestinal disturbances that can be painful and even life-threatening....

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How to Buy, Store, and Feed Hay

How to buy, store and feed the main ingredient in your horse’s diet....

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Cereal Grains

Horses are fed cereal grains such as oats, corn and barley, primarily to increase the energy density of their diet. ...

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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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Cutting the Carbs

How to feed the insulin resistant or “metabolic” horse....

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