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Electrolytes for Hard-Working Athletes

Competition horses, especially those at the highest levels of the sport, have specific nutrient needs, including the replacement of electrolytes lost through sweating....

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Feeding for Performance

To allow an equine athlete to perform to his genetic potential - to jump high and/or run fast - as well as ward off fatigue and prevent injuries, we need to meet his nutrient requirements and refine what fuels he is burning as he works....

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Feeding for Colic Prevention

How the horse's diet is important in preventing gastrointestinal disturbances that can be painful and even life-threatening....

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Does My Horse Need Salt?

Q: Does my horse really need a salt lick?...

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What Not to Eat

Toxic plants cropping up in Canadian pastures....

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Cold Weather Feeding Advice

Get advice on maintaining your horse's balanced diet during the winter....

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Getting Inside the Gut

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

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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....

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A Perfectly Tasty Paddock

Equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips Ph.D. explains how to maximize your horse's pasture....

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Can Bee Pollen Help my Horse Eat More?

A bee pollen supplement may help increase your horse's feed intake....

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