Articles - nutrition

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Chronobiology: Aligning Horse Training & Management with Nature

Research into natural internal rhythms in horses is unlocking information that can help in the timing of feeding, training, and other management decisions.

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The Myths and Pitfalls of Feeding Your Horse an Organic Diet

We are constantly reminded that ‘organic’ is better - but is it always? We look at a few common myths and pitfalls to avoid when feeding your horse.

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What Vitamins Do Horses Need for a Balanced Diet?

Find out which vitamins horses require to maintain optimal health. Learn what they do, which feeds contain them and how to feed them.

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Could Selenium Deficiency be Affecting Your Horse?

Selenium is required in small amounts in a horse’s diet to maintain healthy muscular function and decrease oxidative stress.

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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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Are GMO (Genetically Modified) Feeds Safe for Horses?

Are horse feeds made from GMO (genetically modified organism) ingredients less safe to feed horses than those derived from conventional crops?

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So You Want to be an Equine Nutritionist?

Equine nutritionists help horse owners understand that a thorough comprehension of nutrition plays a vital role in the health and well-being of their horses

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Energy Needs of the Competition Horse

Inadequate nutrition represents a significant detriment to performance. Make sure your horse's feed program allows him to perform to his full potential.

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Equine Nutrition Needs for Healthy Hooves & Hair

To support hoof and hair health, it is important that the nutrients that contribute to keratin synthesis are in adequate amounts in your horse’s diet.

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Botulism in Horses

Did you know horses can get botulism from eating haylage? Find out how haylage is made, how botulism develops, and how to recognize it in your horse.