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The Nutritional Benefits of Seeds

The pros of adding seeds to your horse's diet....

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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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Feeding for Weight Gain

While many horse owners struggle to keep their easy keepers lean, others have the opposite problem: their horses need to gain weight. ...

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“Glass Gut” to Study Equine GI Tract

To gain insight into the function of the equine gastrointestinal tract, researchers are developing a “glass gut” model....

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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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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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Understanding Fatty Acids

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

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Is There any Benefit to Feeding Oats?

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., explains that of all the cereal grains, oats have the most appropriate nutritional profile for horses....

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Feeding Young Horses

Find out how to feed young horses that are about to enter into work....

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Three Reasons to Feed Oils

Why to feed oils, plus how, which type and how much....

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