Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D

Articles by Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D - 18 results

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Nutrition

Feeding to Prevent Winter Colic

Colic is a painful digestive disturbance for horses, where excessive gasses may build up, blockages may occur, or worse. Learn more in this article.

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Nutrition for the Nursing Broodmare

Learn how to ensure your broodmare and foal receive adequate nutrition.

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Back-to-Work Feeding Program

Unless you and your horse escape to Florida or somewhere sunny for winter shows, you’ve probably let their work effort and diet slack a little.

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Nutrition

Soaking & Steaming Hay

Soaking hay and steaming it can benefit horses with respiratory issues, laminitis and those that are sensitive to sugar or require low potassium content.

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Electrolytes for Hard-Working Athletes

Competition horses, especially at higher levels, have specific nutrient needs, including the replacement of electrolytes lost through sweating.

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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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Legume Hay vs Grass Hay

Just by looking at the excellent nutritional quality of legumes, one might wonder why they shouldn’t feed their horses legume hay.

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Nutrition

Winter Feeding

In the winter when it comes to the nutritional requirements of horses, the biggest difference is in the horse's calorie requirements.

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A Perfectly Tasty Paddock

More than just a playground for your horse, the makeup of his pasture is an important component of his daily nutrition. Here is how to maximize its value.

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Cutting the Carbs

Get must have advice on how to feed a “metabolic” horse or one dealing with insulin resistance from equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D.

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