Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD

Articles by Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD - 26 results

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Nutrition

12 Feeding Myths

How many of these commonly heard statements do you believe? Find out which feeding beliefs have a grain of truth to them and which are myths.

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Nutrition

The Role of Antioxidants in Equine Nutrition

Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, which are produced by many chemical reactions in the body,particularly during exercise.

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Health

Understanding Electrolytes

Most people are likely aware that electrolytes help stave off dehydration. But, do you know how they work, or how to make sure your horse is getting enough?

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Nutrition

Hay 101

Hay is the staple of many horses' diets, particularly when pasture is not available due to season or housing limitations. Learn more about the choices.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Notes – Hay

Learn how eating hay helps keep horses warm, and why you may need to feed more during the winter.

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Nutrition

Feeding Young Horses

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

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Hoof Care

Nutrition notes: Can diet affect hoof health?

The first step in any investigation into hoof health, is to take a close look at your horse's diet, this can be done with the help of a nutritionist

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Health

The Aliens Inside

Your horse's health depends greatly on the health of microscopic organisms that reside in his gastrointestinal tract.

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Nutrition

Formulating a Feed Program for: A Horse in Heavy Work

A horse in heavy work requires additional energy and nutrients. Check out three diets that will ensure your horse gets what he needs.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Notes: Feeding for Healthy Hooves

Hoof health is multi-factorial; it depends on good farrier care, a healthy environment and proper nutrition. This article delves deeper into what that means