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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.