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Feeding Frenzy: Trends and Myths in Feed

Dr. Shannon-Pratt Phillips investigates new trends and myths in feed for your racehorse...

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Causes of Poor Appetite in Horses: Tempting the Picky Eater

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

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Legume Hay vs Grass Hay

There are important differences between legumes and grasses....

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Feeding Horses Recovering from Colic Surgery

Your horse has come through colic surgery with flying colours, but what should his diet consist of while he recovers?...

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Feeding Horses with COPD

Horses coping with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) - also known as 'heaves' - don't have specifically different nutritional requirements, but feeding management is critically important. ...

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Soaking & Steaming Hay

Hay can be an excellent source of nutrition for most horses, and should be the major focus of every horse’s diet. However, some horses may have problems eating traditional, long-stem, dry hay....

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Electrolytes for Hard-Working Athletes

Competition horses, especially those at the highest levels of the sport, have specific nutrient needs, including the replacement of electrolytes lost through sweating....

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Navicular Syndrome

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

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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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What is a Feed Balancer?

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., explains and how and when to use ration balancers....

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