Articles - nutrition


Hay 101

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD, explains that not all hay is created equal and offers hints on purchasing and feeding this diet staple....


Soaking & Steaming Hay

Hay can be an excellent source of nutrition for most horses, and should be the major focus of every horse’s diet. However, some horses may have problems eating traditional, long-stem, dry hay....


Transitioning From Pasture to Hay

Get advice on how to transition your horse from pasture to an all-hay diet over the winter....


Feeding for Racing Energy

How much forage, sugars, and starches are required to provide your horse with the racing energy he needs?...

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How to Collect Manure for a Fecal Egg Count

Learn the correct way to collect a manure sample....

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Body Condition Scoring

Learn how to use body condition scoring to assess and monitor your horse's overall fitness....

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Equine Nutrition: Ages and Stages

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., provides feeding strategies for every horse....


Feeding the Feet

Equine nutritionist, Shannon E. Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., explains which nutrients help grow healthy hooves....


Feeding Horses with COPD

Horses coping with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) - also known as 'heaves' - don't have specifically different nutritional requirements, but feeding management is critically important. ...


Formulating a Feed Program for: A Horse Coming Into Work

As your horse's workload increases, so will his nutrient requirements. Take a look at two examples of how to provide a balanced diet for a horse starting light work....

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