Articles - nutrition


Does Soaking Hay Affect the Nutrient Content?

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD., explains that soaking can leach nutrients from hay, but for horses with certain dietary needs, this may be necessary....

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Feeds for Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., provides feeding advice for horses with Equine Metabolic Syndrome....


Feeding After Colic

Strategies for feeding a horse after colic to aid in recovery. ...


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....


Equine Gastric and Colonic Ulcers

Recognizing and treating gastric and colonic ulcers....


12 Top Rules for Feeding Horses

Feeding horses isn’t complicated if you just remember these important guidelines....


Legume Hay vs Grass Hay

There are important differences between legumes and grasses....


Should I Feed Bran Mash as a Winter Treat?

Learn more about the nutritional merits of bran mash....

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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....


Forages: The primary component of your horse’s diet

Forages are the edible stems and leaves of non-woody plants that make up a significant portion of the horse's diet. The most common forages fed to horses include hay and pasture, but haylage and silage may be considered forages as well. It is said th...

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