Articles - nutrition


Navicular Syndrome

Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent this devastating condition of the foot....

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How to Buy, Store, and Feed Hay

How to buy, store and feed the main ingredient in your horse’s diet....


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!...


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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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....


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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Getting Inside the Gut

Experts at the Ontario Veterinary College are looking for better ways to diagnose gastrointestinal tract problems. ...


Feeding to Calm the “Hot” Horse

A hot-natured horse can be a handful. ...


Feeding for Healthy Foals

Much of a foal's future health depends on it receiving adequate nutrition in utero, once it is born, and through to its first birthday....

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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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