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Yearling Horse
How to Feed a Yearling Horse: 7-Step Nutrition Guide Dr. Christine Latham, Ph.D. | January 17, 2024 | Care & Management, Foals, Horse Health, Nutrition

A balanced feeding program is key for yearling horses, as it sets the foundation for their growth and development into adulthood. Yearlings are transitioning from foals to young horses, and their nutr...

Ionophore Toxicosis in Horses
Ionophore Toxicosis in Horses: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | January 10, 2024 | Horse Health, Nutrition

Ionophore toxicosis, a severe and often fatal condition in horses, arises from the ingestion of ionophores, antibiotic compounds that are common in livestock feeds. Common ionophores in livestock feed...

Dysmastication in Horses
Dysmastication in Horses: Treatment of Chewing Problems and Dental Disorders Jaime Thomas, B.Sc. | December 21, 2023 | Conditions, Horse Health, Nutrition

The ability to properly chew and grind food is essential for nutrient digestion and absorption. Dysmastication is a condition involving impaired chewing- also known as mastication. Horses that are una...

Vitamin D for Horses
Vitamin D for Horses: Benefits, Dietary Sources & Signs of Deficiency Dr. Christine Latham, Ph.D. | December 7, 2023 | Nutrition, Vitamin

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for horses, influencing bone health, muscle function, and the immune system. Adequate vitamin D intake is considered important for growing horses t...

Phytoestrogens and Mare Fertility
The Effect of Phytoestrogens on Mare Fertility & Reproductive Health Dr. Ana Mesa, Ph.D. | December 15, 2023 | Breeding, Fertility, Nutrition

The reproductive performance of broodmares holds significant importance within the equine industry. Achieving optimal pregnancy rates is critical for both the profitability of breeding operations and ...

How to Feed Orphan Foal
How to Feed and Manage Orphan Foals: Guide to Milk Replacers & More Dr. Christine Latham, Ph.D. | December 7, 2023 | Breeding, Foals, Nutrition

An orphan foal is a young horse that cannot nurse their birth mother. Foals may be orphaned for a number of reasons, including the mare’s death or severe illness, rejection of the foal, or the mare�...

Feeding Beet Pulp to Horses
Beet Pulp for Horses: Benefits, Nutrition & Feeding Guide Dr. Christine Latham, Ph.D. | January 17, 2024 | Care & Management, Nutrition

Beet pulp is a mainstay of many feeding programs for horses. This highly digestible feed is a good source of soluble fiber that supports hindgut function and helps meet energy requirements. Beet pulp ...

How to Feed an Off the Track Thoroughbred (OTTB): [7-Step Guide] Dr. Christine Latham, Ph.D. | December 6, 2023 | Breeds, Horse Health, Nutrition

Off-the-track Thoroughbreds (OTTB) can be wonderful companions and athletes, but they do come with their share of breed-specific challenges. After retiring from the racing industry, these horses often...

Feeding and Management of Stallions
How to Feed and Manage Stallions: Nutrition Guide Dr. Christine Latham, Ph.D. | January 10, 2024 | Breeding, Nutrition

Stallions have unique nutrition and behavioral needs because of their high activity level and potential to become aggressive towards herd mates and humans. Often housed alone, stallions can develop st...

Hay Versus Pasture for Horses
Hay Versus Pasture Grass for Horses: Comparing Forage Sources Dr. Christine Latham, Ph.D. | December 4, 2023 | Nutrition

Forage is the most natural and least expensive feed for horses. Feeding a forage-based diet supports natural grazing behavior and optimal gut health in horses. As such, forage should form the basis of...

Nutrient Deficiencies in Horses
Top 7 Nutrient Deficiencies in Horses – [Signs & Symptoms] Casie Bazay, BS, NBCAAM | December 21, 2023 | Nutrition

Horses need a balanced diet to maintain optimal health. Ensuring adequate intake of vitamins and minerals is important for many physiological and metabolic functions. However, a diet consisting solely...

Selenium and Vitamin E for Horses
Selenium and Vitamin E for Horses: Antioxidant Nutrients Casie Bazay, BS, NBCAAM | October 24, 2023 | Nutrition, Vitamin

Selenium and vitamin E are essential antioxidant nutrients for all mammals, including horses. Together with vitamin C, they help prevent the damaging effects of oxidative stress in all cells and tissu...

Antioxidant Supplements for Horses