Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D

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

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Nutrition

Equine Nutrition Basics: Grain Mixes Vs Oats

Many horse owners struggle with grain selection for their horses. One of the biggest deciding factors lies in the reason for feeding.

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Health

Feeding Management Tips to Prevent Equine Ulcers

How to prevent equine ulcers – a debilitating condition, which affects more than half of the competition horses that set foot in the show ring.

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Nutrition

What are Ration Balancers and Do I Need to Feed Them to My Horse?

Ration balancers are concentrated sources of protein, vitamins and minerals designed to “balance out” a horse’s diet. Does your horse need one?

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Nutrition

What are Ration Balancers and Do I Need to Feed Them to My Horse?

Ration balancers are concentrated sources of protein, vitamins and minerals designed to “balance out” a horse’s diet. Does your horse need one?

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Nutrition

Feeding Horses Oils for Added Energy without Excitability

Oil is liquid fat, which is incorporated into many commercial horse feeds, or is used as a top-dress. Can your horse benefit from the added calories?

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Nutrition

The Dos and Don’ts of Feeding Horses Bran Mash

Feeding a warm bran mash as a treat is pretty common, but it may not always be the best choice for your horse, and may have unintended consequences.

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Nutrition

Expert Tips for Feeding Insulin Resistant Horses

It’s not uncommon to hear about horses with “metabolic issues” like insulin resistance. We know serious, but how well do we understand the dangers?

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Health

Get Expert Tips for Feeding a Horse with Equine Asthma

Horses with respiratory issues can be triggered by environmental factors, but also by dusty or moldy hay. Find out how to avoid exacerbating their symptoms.