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Foal Weight: Is Thinner Better?

Average daily weight gain for a foal in the first 2-3 months can be as much as 1.4 kg (3 lbs) per day!...

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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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Can Bee Pollen Help my Horse Eat More?

A bee pollen supplement may help increase your horse's feed intake....

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Nutrition for the Nursing Broodmare

Learn how to ensure your broodmare and foal receive adequate nutrition....

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Is it safe to let my horse drink from a pond or stream?

Find out if it is safe to let horses drink from ponds and streams....

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Busted!

Horse owners should be aware that certain feed additives and contaminants can result in positive drug tests....

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Understanding Fatty Acids

Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD, explains the science of fats and their role in the equine diet....

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Feeding the Equine Athlete for Optimum Performance

Getting the best possible performance from an equine athlete requires not just excellent fitness and training, but also excellent feeding and nutrition to fuel the work effort....

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Do I Need to Feed my Horse More in the Winter?

When horses digest forage it generates heat. Find out how much you need to feed to keep your horse warm. ...

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Equine Supplements

Careful research and sensible feeding practices are necessary to avoid over-supplementing...

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