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Electrolytes for Hard-Working Athletes

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

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Soaking & Steaming Hay

Soaking hay and steaming it can benefit horses with respiratory issues, laminitis and those that are sensitive to sugar or require low potassium content.

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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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Back-to-Work Feeding Program

Unless you and your horse escape to Florida or somewhere sunny for winter shows, you’ve probably let their work effort and diet slack a little.

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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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Behaviour-Altering Feed Supplements

In this article, readers can get advice on feeding calming supplements to their horse from equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D.