Articles - nutrition


Navicular Syndrome

Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent this devastating condition of the foot....


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....


Dealing with Picky Eaters

A horse who doesn't finish his mealtime ration may not be getting all the necessary nutrients, and the causes of finickyness can range from physical to behavioural to a simple matter of taste. ...


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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What Not to Eat

Toxic plants cropping up in Canadian pastures....

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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....


Feeding the Feet

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


Formulating a Feed Program for: A Horse in Heavy Work

A horse in heavy work requires additional energy and nutrients. Check out three diets that will ensure your horse gets what he needs....


Does My Horse Need Salt?

Q: Does my horse really need a salt lick?...


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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