Articles - nutrition

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Feeding for Racing Energy

How much forage, sugars, and starches are required to provide your horse with the racing energy he needs? This article explains these answers.

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Feeding Young Horses

Find out how to feed young horses that are about to enter into work.

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Ask Us – Horses Eating Straw

In this article equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., discusses why horses are sometimes eating straw and whether or not it's good for them.

By: HPG
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Nutrition Notes – Hay

Learn how eating hay helps keep horses warm, and why you may need to feed more during the winter.

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Equine Metabolic Syndrome is triggered by the over-feeding of sugars and starches, usually combined with a lack of exercise and/or stress.

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Body Condition Scoring

There are several ways to keep track of your horse's weight, but the most comprehensive and accessible method is to practice body condition scoring.

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Feeding for Hoof Health

After ensuring all basic nutrients are met, if your horse still has bad feet, there are a few things that an owner can feed to improve hoof quality.

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Feeding for Colic Prevention

Colic is a term used to describe digestive upset which can be caused by several conditions associated with the gastrointestinal tract.

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Hay 101

Hay is the staple of many horses' diets, particularly when pasture is not available due to season or housing limitations. Learn more about the choices.

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Cut the Feeding Frenzy

This article explores how some horses can be so hungry at feeding time that you can get squabbling and dangerous fence running occurrences.