Articles - nutrition


Feeding for a Long Career

Nutrition affects every aspect of equine health. As such, nutrition has a profound impact on the soundness and usefulness of the horse.


Feeding After Colic

How to feed your horse in order to provide the nutrients he needs for healing after colic, and decrease the risk of it happening again.


Haylage for Horses?

Haylage is a dust-free alternative to feeding dry hay, but many horse owners are reluctant to feed it. Find out which horses can benefit from eating it.


Equine Gastric and Colonic Ulcers

Get the most up to date information on recognizing and treating equine gastric and colonic ulcers, which are more common than you might think.


What Can I Feed My Horse to Help Improve His Hoof Quality?

Equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips Ph.D. dishes on feeding for healthy feet in order to provide the optimal nutrients for the framework of the hoof.


“Glass Gut” to Study Equine GI Tract

To gain insight into the function of the equine gastrointestinal tract, researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College are developing a glass gut model.


12 Top Rules for Feeding Horses

Feeding horses doesn’t have to be complicated if you remember these important guidelines from equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D.


Winter Weight

Many horses have a tendency to lose weight over the winter. Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D. offers tips for preventing winter weight loss.


Three Reasons to Feed Oils

This article highlights three main reasons why you should be feeding your horse oils, plus how it should be done, which type and how much.

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What Not to Eat

Our horses are surrounded by toxic plants. The good news is they tend to avoid them, provided there is enough decent food around to eat.