Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D

Articles by Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D - 38 results

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Nutrition

Decreasing the Risk of Laminitis in the Spring

In this article equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., explains how to avoid pasture associated laminitis in the spring.

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Feeding Biotin for Hoof Health

Supplemental biotin (above “required” amounts, because there is no such requirement for vitamin) is the only nutrient shown to improve hoof quality.

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Transitioning From Pasture to Hay

Transitioning to any new feed requires patience. Several research studies have indicated that the risk of colic increases with any changes in feed.

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Does My Horse Need Vitamin D in the Winter?

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for horses required for calcium and phosphorus metabolism. But does your horse need the vitamin in the winter?

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Are Genetically Modified Horse Feeds Safe?

Get the facts on genetically modified horse foods, from equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., before you decide whether to feed them or not.

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How to Buy, Store, and Feed Hay

In addition to providing ample nutrients for all horses, hay provides a horse with fibre, which is important for gastrointestinal health.

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What Not to Eat

Our horses are surrounded by toxic plants. The good news is they tend to avoid them, provided there is enough decent food around to eat.

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Three Reasons to Feed Oils

This article highlights three main reasons why you should be feeding your horse oils, plus how it should be done, which type and how much.

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Winter Weight

Many horses have a tendency to lose weight over the winter. Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D. offers tips for preventing winter weight loss.

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12 Top Rules for Feeding Horses

Feeding horses doesn’t have to be complicated if you remember these important guidelines from equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D.