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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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Cereal Grains

Horses are fed cereal grains such as oats, corn and barley, primarily to increase the energy density of their diet. ...

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Should I Feed Bran Mash as a Winter Treat?

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

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Estimating a Horse’s Body Weight

It’s important to know a horse’s weight when formulating a diet or medication dosage for the animal. Keeping track of fluctuations in weight can also help managers to identify early changes in condition....

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When Hay is Not an Option

Options for horses who cannot consume hay or pasture forage....

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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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Understanding Your Hay Analysis

You’ve taken your equine nutritionist’s advice and had your hay analyzed – but what do all the numbers mean?...

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How to Manage a Horse with Respiratory Illness

Get advice on how to manage, feed and medicate a horse with respiratory illness....

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Lactose Intolerance in Foals

Can Foals be Lactose-Intolerant?...

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Miraculous Microbes

Invisible yet crucial, the tiny organisms of the equine microbiome are invaluable to good health....

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