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How to Buy, Store, and Feed Hay

In addition to providing ample nutrients for all horses, hay provides a horse with fibre, which is important for gastrointestinal health.

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Feeding the Feet

Equine nutritionist, Shannon E. Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., explains which nutrients you need to feed your horse to help grow healthy hooves.

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Navicular Syndrome

The name navicular syndrome recognizes that this diagnosis encompasses a collection of problems and often doesn’t involve the navicular bone at all.

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Are Genetically Modified Horse Feeds Safe?

Get the facts on genetically modified horse foods, from equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., before you decide whether to feed them or not.

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Does My Horse Need Vitamin D in the Winter?

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for horses required for calcium and phosphorus metabolism. But does your horse need the vitamin in the winter?

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Transitioning From Pasture to Hay

Transitioning to any new feed requires patience. Several research studies have indicated that the risk of colic increases with any changes in feed.

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Does Turmeric Really Help Horses?

Turmeric is offered to horses for many reasons, but most commonly appears to be for the management of pain and arthritis and the treatment of sarcoids.

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Is it Safe to Feed Himalayan Salt to my Horse?

Himalayan salt is a pink-hued salt that comes from the Punjab region of Pakistan. As any other salt, its major composition is sodium and chloride.

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Can Bee Pollen Help my Horse Eat More?

If a horse is having problems consuming enough feed while in training, adding some bee pollen to the horse’s diet may be recommended.

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How can I tell if my pasture needs to be reseeded?

Bare spots in a pasture are normal to a degree, but too many large bare areas could be a sign that your pasture may be in need of reseeding.