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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....

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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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Nutrition Notes – Long Rides & Feeding

Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D. explains how to adjust your horse's feed program in order to prepare him for longer rides, which require endurance, and makes suggestions for mid-ride snacks....

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Low Glycemic Index Feeds

There is an increasing number of horse feeds being marketed as low-starch, low-sugar or low glycemic index (low-GI) - but they are not all created equal....

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Dealing with Picky Eaters

A horse who doesn't finish his mealtime ration may not be getting all the necessary nutrients, and the causes of finickyness can range from physical to behavioural to a simple matter of taste. ...

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Finding a Good Equine Nutritionist

I feed my horse well and he appears healthy. Do I really need an equine nutritionist?...

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Comparing Supplements

Get advice on choosing a supplement to balance your horse's diet, from equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD....

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Formulating a Feed Program for: A Horse in Heavy Work

A horse in heavy work requires additional energy and nutrients. Check out three diets that will ensure your horse gets what he needs....

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Avoiding Winter Health Woes

Proper management can alleviate the effects and frequency of some debilitating seasonal conditions....

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Ask Us – Horses Eating Straw

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., discusses why horses sometimes eat straw....

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